FREE afterschool program for girls (1x/week)

I am sharing an email from the Center for Anti-Violence Education in Park Slope, Brooklyn with information about an afterschool program for girls (including transgender youth). I have never taken a class here but I’ve known about the center for a while and appreciated the many services they offer to women in the community.

Note the upcoming registration deadlines AND the self defense for pre-teens offered at the end of the email.

Dear Friend of the Center for Anti-Violence Education,

Attached [email the contact person below for] is information and an application form for the Center for Anti-Violence Education’s free after-school program for girls (including trans youth). Please share widely! The Power, Action, Change for Teens program meets once a week for the entire school year. The curriculum integrates fun and active martial arts and self-defense physical activities, and discussion of things like violence against women, activism, body image, and media literacy. It is great for girls and young women who are verbally shy but willing to be physical and for girls who feel like they don’t “fit”
into normal gender roles. This is a place here for any girl who wants to
grow and learn and blow the top off of the limits set on girls.

I have attached application forms that can be copied and shared with young
people. We are also happy to work with the school to offer the course for
service learning or other school credit as appropriate. Applications are
due by Tuesday, September 17th, 2103. Please help young people fill out
the application on the next page and mail, email or fax it to us:

Mail to: CAE/PACT, 327 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Fax to: 718-499-2284

Email to:

There is a mandatory orientation session on Thursday, September 19th from 4:30-6 at our offices at 327 7th Street, Brooklyn (corner of 5th Avenue and 7th Street in Park Slope).

Please contact me if you have any additional questions. You can reach me at 718.788.1775 or

On another note, I would also like to mention that we will be offering a
Pre-Teen Self-Defense 5-week course starting October 19th – November 16th.
This will run before the Adult Self-Defense classes also on the same dates (see attached). Please feel free to contact our Administrator, BJ Watkins
also at 718.788.1775 should you want to sign-up for either of these programs.



Jenny DeBower, LMSW
Program Director


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