In-Person 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 Public Classes menu or click here.

To pay through Victim’s Compensation please email us at: registration@impactboston.org


     

Young Teen IMPACT

8-hour class for girls, nonbinary & LBTQ youth ages 13-15, must attend both sessions
(Please contact us at info@impactboston.org if you’d like to register someone outside this age range)
Course Fee*: $200

*scholarships available

In this 8-hour course, students will learn self-defense strategies for threatening situations with strangers, as well as how to keep themselves safe around peers and familiar adults who may be unsafe. We will cover physical and verbal skills for many different situations, and the importance of assertiveness and boundary setting to ensure safety and comfort among friends and dating partners. Upon completion of the course, students will know how to use their body to defend themselves, be able to recognize red flags, know how to assertively communicate when they feel uncomfortable, and have a clearer understanding of what they want and deserve from relationships.

Upcoming Young Teen classes: January 29th & February 5th (12:00-4:00pm each day) // 450 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

CLASS IS FULL & NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS. Please email us at info@impactboston.org if you’d like to hear about upcoming Young Teen sessions.

 

Women’s 10 Hour

10-hour class, girls/women & nonbinary folks that would be comfortable in a women’s class ages 14+, must attend both sessions
(Please contact us at info@impactboston.org if you’d like to register someone outside this age range)
Course Fee*: $195

*scholarships available

In this 10-hour course, students will learn to resist threats, intimidation and violence perpetrated by strangers and familiar people. In a supportive, trauma-sensitive environment, students learn assertive verbal boundary setting techniques and physical skills to defend against a number of threatening scenarios including front confrontations, attacks from behind, and ground fighting. Unlike our 20-hour course for women (Women’s Core), this class does not include sexual assault scenarios, though the techniques students will learn are applicable to a variety of self-defense situations.

Upcoming Women’s 10-Hour classes:

March 18th & 19th (12:00-5:00pm each day) // 450 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

To register at full price, click the button below. To apply for a scholarship, click here

 

Teen & Young Adult IMPACT

12-hour class, girls/women, nonbinary, & LGBTQ youth, ages 16-22, must attend both sessions
(Please contact us at info@impactboston.org if you’d like to register someone outside this age range)
Course Fee*: $200

*scholarships available

In this 12-hour course, teens and young adults learn skills to help navigate increasing independence. Lessons include physical and verbal self-protection skills, strategies to stop attempted sexual assaults, assertive communication, how to safely intervene when a friend is at risk, and tools to recognize unhealthy relationships.

Students practice both verbal and physical skills in realistic scenarios with the guidance and support of the coaching team. The class also includes discussion pieces aimed at helping students think critically about how gender expectations may put them in harm’s way and empowering them to prioritize their safety in a threatening situation.

Upcoming Teen & Young Adult IMPACT classes:

June 24th & 25th (12:00-6:00pm each day) // 450 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

August 5th & 6th (12:00-6:00pm each day) // 450 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

To register at full price, click the button below. To apply for a scholarship, click here