Classes for Teens & Young Adults


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 or using the sliding scale option please email us at: info@impactboston.org
For information on other classes for people ages 14 and older please see the class pages for Women, Men, and LGBTQ people.

ONLINE PUBLIC CLASSES:

Healthy Relationships, Consent & Self-Defense for Teens
9 hours, 6 Online Sessions
Ages 14+,  Open to girls, women, nonbinary & LGBTQ people

What does a healthy relationship look like? How do you know your limits? How do you communicate them to people in your life?

This online class teaches teens a range of skills for staying safe and sane as they navigate dating, relationships, friendships, life changes, and the uncertainty of the pandemic. Designed for our new digital reality, teens will get the opportunity to practice physical and verbal self-defense skills, assertive communication and bystander intervention. They will also engage in critical discussions that help them define what they want out of relationships and how to advocate for themselves. By the end of the course, students will have a clearer vision of how to take control of their lives and take care of themselves during & beyond the pandemic.

Students Gain:

  • Social context for violence and how to prevent it
  • Risk assessment tools when they detect threats to emotional & physical safety
  • Understanding of healthy relationships & their own limits
  • Verbal & physical strategies to handle unsafe situations
  • Strategies for intervening as a bystander
  • Confidence in their ability to ask for what they want

Students who took this course online said:

“I expected that this class would be primarily focused on physical skills, but this class offered me just as much mental growth. I feel much more ready for future relationships in multiple ways, including being clear and direct with others… I think that this will really contribute to my confidence in college.”

“The most helpful part of this class were the discussions. If this class was only learning physical moves I don’t think I would have gotten as much out of it as I have. Because we had lots of discussions and worked together in small groups I felt that we also made a stronger class community. The online platform was great and I really enjoyed it.”

Class Dates:

Option 1: 7/7, 7/9, 7/14, 7/16, 7/21, and 7/23 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Option 2: 7/27, 7/29, 8/3, 8/5, 8/10, and 8/12 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Fee: sliding scale $85 – $175
Our sliding scale option allows participants decide how much they can pay.  To register and pay using this option please email us at info@impactboston.org or call the office at (781) 321-3900.  If you would like to pay the full amount you can click here to register online.

Payment plans, scholarships and victim compensation available.

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.

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

Upcoming College Bound Safety Classes:

July and August classes cancelled, new class dates TBD

 

Teen Boys Class

8 Hours, Teen Boys ages 14-18

Course fee: $200

In this course students will learn the skills to de-escalate conflicts, avoid being drawn into fights, as well as verbal and physical self-defense skills. Students will also learn skills to speak up and intervene when other people’s safety is at risk.

Students learn:

Verbal de-escalation skills
How to stay calm when someone is trying to provoke them

Verbal self-defense skills
How to avoid a fight, how to keep a threat from turning into a physical fight

Physical Self-Protection
As a last resort how to protect themselves if someone physically attacks them

How to help others stay safe
What to do if someone they know is attempting to sexually or physically assault someone else

Upcoming Teen Boys Classes:

11/14/20 + 11/15/20, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm both days

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