The Safety Team is dedicated to offering programs that are cutting edge, research-based, effective, and responsive to the voices and needs of women. With the support of the Laura Kate Winterbottom Memorial Fund, we are currently partnering with Saint Michael’s College to develop and pilot an evidenced-based self-defense program for college women called Project WISE (Women Inspiring Safety and Empowerment). The primary objective of WISE is to foster young women’s sense of empowerment and ability to make proactive choices regarding their own safety. This will build a supportive network of women who will help build a culture that respects women and their right to be safe.
Our Future Goals
- Expand our workshop offerings so they become sustainable. This will include future “training the trainer” programs.
- Create “Safety Team” chapters on college campuses.
- Spread awareness of consent through education and “yes means yes” legislation.
- Develop female empowerment through programs and outreach, such as Project WISE (Women Inspiring Safety and Empowerment).
Contact Christine at Christine@TheSafetyTeam.org to learn more about this project.