IMPACT Self-Defense Classes for College-Bound High School Seniors


As students navigate increasing independence, and face the realities of sexual violence on campus, IMPACT will give them tools to maintain their own safety and speak up to advocate for safe and healthy communities.

Students learn:
• Physical and verbal self-protection skills
• Strategies to stop attempted sexual assaults
• Strategies for sexual assaults perpetrated by people they know
• Assertive communication
• How to safely intervene when a friend is at risk
• Tools to recognize unhealthy relationships
• To communicate with strength & confidence

IMPACT is collaborating with the Institute for Community Health to study the effectiveness of this
program. Students who choose to participate in the evaluation can earn up to $75 for completing
surveys during their first year of college. You don’t have to participate in the survey to take the class.

Public Classes 2017:

July 22nd and 23rd, 12pm – 6pm
Location: Nonprofit Center – 89 South Street, Boston MA

August 5th and 6th, 12pm – 6pm
Location: YWCA Cambridge – 7 Temple Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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To schedule a private class for a group of 10-15 students contact Meagan at 781-321-3900 or manderson@impactboston.org