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5-Week Teen Self Defense Course - Class 5

This course is held Monday through Friday from 7/22 to 7/26 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Courses are taught by intergenerational and racially diverse teams composed of adult teachers and teen peer educators creating a dynamic, and supportive setting that welcomes diverse voices, experiences, and strengths.

What will I learn in this course? Courses combine practical physical training; eyes, voice, body language awareness exercises to help hone instincts; boundary-setting games that help build assertiveness; and discussions highlighting major safety concerns facing young women & trans-youth – including violence in relationships, bullying in school or on the internet, sexual abuse, defending against an attacker with a weapon – and brainstorming ways to be safer.

Who is this class for? Self-defense and violence-prevention courses are offered twice a year for teen women & all trans and gender non-conforming youth across the spectrum (12 – 19). Students are diverse in body type, background and ability.

What does this course cost? CAE’s teen and pre-teen programming is offered FREE of charge. To make this class as accessible as possible, we also offer free childcare for students during class.