These affordable empowerment programs have been offered to Denver residents since 1991. All Self‐protection and Empowerment Training (SET) classes are taught in a safe, supportive, non‐competitive environment by RAAP‐certified instructors who have extensive backgrounds in victim related issues. All classes are taught and attended exclusively by female‐identified women and girls. We strive to ensure that classes are appropriate for all students, regardless of strength or physical ability.
Upcoming Trainings: Download Flyer Download Registration Form Saturday, May 11 Auraria Campus Tivoli Baerresen Ballroom 320A Free for the First 5 Auraria Students, faculty and staff who register, $60 for the public
10:00AM-5:00PM Cost: $60 per person Women (ages 13+) will explore the following empowerment techniques: ~effective boundary setting through assertiveness techniques ~the truth about rape myths ~the power shout ~releases from various threatening holds ~fighting stance ~snap kick ~in-depth knowledge of attacks and attackers ~vulnerable body targets ~additional releases from threatening holds
Please note that we set aside five spaces in each training for students enrolled at any school within the Auraria campus. These spots are available free of charge and tend to fill up fast!
To sign up for any of these trainings or learn more about these or any of our menu services available through the Prevention & Education Department at RAAP, please contact John Nelson, Director Of Prevention & Education at 303-329-9922 x 317 or JNelson@raap.org
Participation in educational discussions and role‐play activities participants learn how to convey boundaries and awareness as well as effective physical, verbal and psychological protection techniques to fend off an attack. Students gain knowledge and understanding of vulnerable body targets, how to protect themselves against weapons and multiple attackers, releases from threatening holds and effective ground fighting techniques. The course is appropriate for women and girls aged 13 and older.
Self‐protection and Empowerment Training (SET) for Girls Through educational discussions and role‐play activities students learn about their rights to personal and physical boundaries as well as how to assert these boundaries. Students learn the difference between safe and unsafe touches and secrets. Participants learn how to recognize and follow their instincts and how to use their voices effectively, while also learning some basic physical self protection techniques as well as awareness skills. This program is appropriate for all girls 9–12 years of age. We offer 3-hour, 6-hour, and 12-hour programs. Full‐length program is 3 hours in length. To read participant feedback, click here. For further questions, contact Prevention Education Director, John Nelson at 303.329.9922. To view our calendar of events, trainings and workshops, click here.
Giving Back As we look forward to moving beyond program sustainability to growth and development to better meet the needs of the Denver metro community, we realize we cannot do so without the community's vital investment and support. So, how can you help? We always welcome financial support to help sustain our program (see below for more information). We also recognize that not everyone is able to make a financial contribution, but may be able to donate time, material items, skills, and other resources that are much needed.
Secure On‐line Financial Donations Would you like to know that your generous donation went to support the empowerment of women and girls? Our program fosters confidence, assurance and self‐respect in our participants, as well as, teaches practical techniques that can be utilized to protect oneself in an attack situation.
Your generous contribution will allow women and girls who may otherwise be unable to afford to participate in this empowering, skill‐building program an opportunity to do so. In addition, you are taking an active role in helping to eliminate sexual violence in our communities.
We all deserve to feel safe and have the knowledge to protect ourselves from danger. Your generous contribution to our program can help numerous women and girls embrace that right.
To make a contribution today, visit our Donate Now page. Thank you for your support! RAAP is a non‐profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. All contributions are tax‐deductible.