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Prepare offers comprehensive violence prevention training and personal safety programs. In all our programs, we situate violence in the social and cultural context within which it exists. Along with the broad spectrum of curriculum we offer, we support the work of others in the anti-violence community. Our primary prevention programs work to change beliefs and behaviors before they lead to violence: health and life skills education, anti-bias and anti-bullying programs, and social and emotional learning fundamentals. We are best known for our secondary prevention self-defense and personal safety courses which feature the suited instructor: IMPACT Basics and Prepare classes for kids and teens. Our classes empower individuals to lead their lives fully, with the confidence that they have the tools to better manage what life brings their way.

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6 Apr, 2016 #DoYouKazoo Anti-Street Harassment Rally 4/16

#DoYouKazoo #EndSH Join Prepare and Breakthrough Catalysts at the Hollaback! 2016 Anti-Street Harassment Rally April 16 at Tompkins Square Park NYC from 2 – 4 p.m. Have you ever been told that street harassment is really just a compliment? Or that you can’t take a joke? How tired are you of this conversation, which never seems to change? We’re tired too! Join us to challenge street harassment myths at the Hollaback! Anti-Street Harassment Rally on April 16. We’ll form a chorus of kazoos—kind of a reverse rape whistle—and debunk the street harassment myths we’ve all encountered.

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