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: email@example.com
*Unless otherwise stated, all classes are located at 420 Pearl Street in Malden, MA.
Women of Color Core Program
20 Hours, ages 14+
Course fee: $50
This 20-hour weekend course is specifically designed for women and teen girls of color ages 14+. Students develop physical and verbal skills to resist threats, intimidation, violence and acts of discrimination perpetrated by both strangers and familiar people. In a supportive, trauma-informed environment, students learn assertive boundary setting techniques and physical skills to defend and fight back against various threatening situations including confrontations, verbal assault/harassment, attacks from behind, attempted sexual assaults, and ground fighting. This class will also address harm reduction strategies in response to state violence. Childcare for the class will be provided upon request (by May 2020*).
Upcoming Women of Color Core Program Classes:
June Weekend: 6/5/20 (4:30pm–9:30pm), 6/6/20 (10:00am–7:00pm), + 6/7/20 (11:00am–4:00pm)
Women’s Core Program
20 Hours, Women and Teen Girls, ages 14+
Course fee: $350
*Previously called “Women’s Basics”
In a supportive environment, students learn verbal and physical skills to defend against threatening scenarios including front confrontations, attacks from the rear, and attempted sexual assault. 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.
Upcoming Women’s Core Program Classes:
March Weekend: 3/6/20 (4:30pm –9:30pm), 3/7/20 (10:00am –7:00pm), + 3/8/20 (11:00am –4:00pm)
November Weekend: 11/6/20 (4:30pm – 9:30pm), 11/7/20 (10:00am –7:00pm), 11/8/20 (11:00am -4:00pm)
*These are 20-hour, multi-session courses – all three classes (per weekend) must be attended.
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
Women’s 10-Hour Self-Defense
10 Hours, Women and Teen Girls, ages 14+
Course Fee: $195
Experience IMPACT’s physical and verbal self-defense skills in this convenient, condensed format. Students learn to use body language to communicate strength. Scenarios including front confrontations, attacks from the rear, verbal de-escalation, and assertive communication.
Upcoming 10 Hour Classes:
8/15/20 + 8/16/20, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
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 – This class is currently full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list.
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
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:
10/3/20 – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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
For more information call (781) 321-3900 or email us at email@example.com