2018 empowHER session: Self-defense
Self-defense: Building Confidence & Resiliency
This safety workshop enhances the ability of the students to use knowledge, skill and power to protect themselves from harm, make good decisions and know and understand their worth.
It's also a program enriched with strong self-esteem building components. This session will help build confidence, resilience and teach girls to set boundaries early in life. The best thing about this workshop is it’s taught in an environment where young girls can speak freely, relate to their peers and have fun while learning valuable life skills that will help them as they grow older.
Tanya Panizzo left her job as an automotive engineer to pursue self-defense and safety training full time. Owner of Fighting Spirit Personal Safety since 2007, she has implemented programming for women and children and is now a contract employee for Michigan State University, working to train self-defense facilitators on campus. Her life is devoted to empowering women and children and ending violence in our communities.