LGBTQ Classes


IMPACT has scholarships available for all classes and we also accept payment through the Massachusetts Victim’s Compensation program
To apply for a scholarship please visit the “Scholarship Opportunities ” page located at the bottom of the CLASSES menu. 
To pay through Victim’s Compensation please email us at: registration@impactboston.org
*Unless otherwise stated, all classes are located at 420 Pearl Street in Malden, MA.

LGBTQ Core Program

20 Hours, LGBTQ+ People of All Genders, Ages 14+

Course fee: sliding scale $50 – $450

Our sliding scale option allows participants decide how much they can pay.  To pay using this option please email us at info@impactboston.org or call the office at (781) 321-3900

*Previously called LGBTQ Basics

In a supportive environment, students learn verbal and physical self-defense skills that are useful in scenarios including verbal harassment, physical assaults, and attempted sexual assaults. Skills taught are relevant to situations involving both strangers and familiar people. IMPACT courses emphasize awareness and de-escalation skills to avert situations that require physical defense. Physical and verbal skills taught are relevant to situations involving strangers and familiar people. Taught by instructors who are part of or familiar with LGBTQ communities, this also includes strategies to address bias-related violence.

Payment for this class is on a sliding scale from $50-$450, students decide what they can pay. If you would like to register and are paying less than $450 please call the office at (781) 321-3900. Scholarships and Victim’s Compensation are also available.

Upcoming LGBTQ Core Classes:

2019 LGTBQ Core Program – 11/15 (6pm – 9pm), 11/16 (10am – 5pm), 11/17 (10am – 5pm), 11/18 (6pm – 9pm)

2020 LGBTQ Core Program – 10/16 (6:00pm-9:00pm), 10/17 (10:00am-5:00pm), 10/18 (10:00am-5:00pm), 10/19 (6:00pm-9:00pm)

*This is a multi-session 20-hour program, all 4 class dates must be attended.

Location: 420 Pearl Street Malden, MA 02148

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IMPACT Review Class

6 Hours, Mixed gender, for grads of Core Programs

Course fee: $150

A chance for students who have graduated from our Core Program to review teaching pieces and practice their verbal and physical skills in realistic scenarios.

Upcoming IMPACT Review Classes:

9/26/20, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Assertiveness & Boundary Setting 

8 Hours, Mixed gender, ages 14+

Course fee: $185

Many people find that the ability to set and maintain boundaries greatly enhances their sense of safety. This 8-hour all-verbal course teaches students skills for effective communication and negotiation in stressful situations. Practicing these skills in realistic scenarios, students have the opportunity to become comfortable staying calm and articulate while explaining their needs in situations involving strangers, co-workers, acquaintances, friends, family and partners.

Upcoming Assertiveness & Boundary Setting Classes:

February Weekend: 2/8/20+ 2/9/20, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm both days

May Weekend: 5/16/20 + 5/17/20, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm both days

September Weekend: 9/12/20 + 9/13/20, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm both days

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Assertiveness & Boundary Setting Part 2 

4 Hours, Graduates of Assertiveness and Boundary Setting Only

Course fee: $95

This 4-hour course begins with a review of the concepts and skills learned in the Assertiveness & Boundary Setting class, and adds strategies for dealing with the defensiveness often exhibited by people during difficult conversations. As always the emphasis is on practicing the skills learned in realistic scenarios. Assertiveness & Boundary Setting is a prerequisite.

Upcoming A + B Part 2 Classes:

11/2/19: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

10/3/20 – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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College Bound Safety

12 Hours, Mixed gender, ages 14+

Course fee: $250

For over 20 years IMPACT has taught practical, relevant safety skills to teens across Massachusetts. 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.

Upcoming College Bound Safety Classes:

July Weekend:  7/11/20 + 7/12/20, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm  both days

August Weekend:   8/1/20 + 8/2/20, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm both days

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For more information call (781) 321-3900 or email us at info@impactboston.org