GirlStrength is a free violence-prevention program for self-identifying girls between the ages of 10 and 17. The program goes into schools and community centers offering after-school classes and week long camps emphasizing self-defense skills. In four years, over 5000 girls were trained.
GirlsStrength focuses on non-physical prevention strategies, confidence building, and physical self-defense skills, and covers these topics
Please sign to raise awareness and show your support for this essential program.
Upcoming budget cuts to the Portland Police Bureau may impact this program in 2013
Read more about GirlStrength: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/49818
"The instructors were aware of emotional boundaries and emphasized how perpetrators prey on this by pushing these boundaries.
-- Teacher, Catlin Gable School, Portland, OR 2009