For Every Girl. Because Every Girl Deserves to Be Safe Where She Learns, Lives, and Studies.

Essential Skills to Help You Protect Smart, Beautiful You.

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Learn How to Navigate and Survive Tough Situations

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Dates: Fall 2024 Date Forthcoming
Location: Northern Colorado Location to Be Announced
Regular Price: $250
Early-Bird Registration: $220. Save $30 When You Register by July 17.
Bring Your Bestie: You and a Friend Each Save $20 When You Register Together by August 7.
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Self-Defense for Young Teen Girls: the Quickest, Most Effective Course

In a small class with girls like you and mentors who have your back, you will learn essential self-defense skills every girl needs as she moves from middle school to high school and beyond. You will build inner resources to call on for the rest of your life in situations you cannot yet know. These include:

  • Verbal self-defense.
  • How to say “No” confidently and effectively.
  • How to set boundaries, stand your ground, and make others respect the line you draw.
  • How to de-escalate conflict.
  • The fighting spirit needed for self-protection.
  • How to identify the ploys and tactics predators use to target and manipulate young people.
  • How to fight when you need to fight.
  • How to stop bullying.

You will emerge with increased self-esteem, personal safety, and the know-how for protecting your most valuable asset — your own smart, beautiful self.

The Importance of Defending Yourself

A ten-year study of attempted abductions showed that hands-on force is the most common method that offenders use against children. In cases with teens, attackers also use emotional and mental pressure and coercion.1 Physical and verbal self-defense skills are both vital for girls to keep themselves safe. This course equips girls with the confidence and de-escalation techniques to prevent dangerous situations, and the physical skills to defend themselves and fight off an attacker if necessary.

1National Center for Missing and Exploited Children “A 10-Year Analysis of Attempted Abductions and Related Incidents.” Accessed 22 May 2024.

Teen Self-Defense from a STEM/STEAM Learning Nonprofit?

Everyone — every girl and woman — is entitled to the best-quality education, including the integrity of being able to attend school, pursue her goals, and live her life without the given, age-old threat of being at greater risk for sexual assault because she is a girl or a woman.

The Pretty Brainy mission of empowering girls to gain STEAM includes preparing girls to overcome challenges to learning and excelling. These challenges originate in gender assumptions, stereotypes, and politics heaped on girls that keep too many down, confused, and misdirected – far into adulthood – about who they are and what they have the ability to accomplish in this world.

Thank you for joining us in writing a new story. Together we can change the outcome.


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