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 please email us at:

For information on other classes for people ages 14 and older please see the class pages for Women, Men, and LGBTQ people.

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 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



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