IMPACT is a unique personal safety and self-defense curriculum that teaches
students effective strategies to resist threats, intimidation and violence perpetrated by strangers and people they know.
Classes are taught by a team of two instructors, one of whom takes on the role
of a perpetrator. He wears a full suit of body armor so students can safely
defend themselves using the same force needed in a real attack.
The Latest from IMPACT:
IMPACT GRADUATE SURVEY
NECN covered an IMPACT workshop that took place at Copley Squre
IMPACT's LGBTQ Self-Defense Class was featured
on Channel 5's Chronicle
See more of Chronicle's enlightening episode Almost Equal about the great work being done to address challenges facing the LGBTQ community!
next LGBTQ Self-Defense Class will be held Friday
October 25th thru
More of IMPACT's Mission
Preventing abuse before it is perpetrated requires the
bravery and skills to initiate hard conversations, work for social change, and
advocate for safe communities. IMPACT gives people the experience of being
effective in the face of fear as well as useful strategies to channel that
confidence toward prevention.
Nearly half of IMPACT's students are survivors of abuse and trauma. Instructors create a supportive
environment and openly acknowledge the fears and struggles associated with learning self-defense. IMPACT classes give students the experience of being powerful in their bodies, which offers many survivors a unique opportunity for healing.
Find out more here.
IMPACT in the news:
IMPACT works to prevent violence and abuse by giving people the tools to protect their safety and advocate for healthy relationships and sexual respect in their communities and society.