Support GirlStrength Free Self Defense Classes for Girls!

Portland Oregon is one of the few places to offer free, holistic, comprehensive self defense options program for girls ages 10 – 17.


GirlStrength is a free violence-prevention program for self-identifying girls between the ages of 10 and 17. The program goes into schools and community centers offering after-school classes and week long camps emphasizing self-defense skills. In four years, over 5000 girls were trained.

GirlsStrength focuses on non-physical prevention strategies, confidence building, and physical self-defense skills, and covers these topics

  • Self-esteem building
  • Assertiveness
  • Boundary setting
  • Identifying dangerous situations
  • Safety planning
  • Sexual assault and dating violence
  • Digital violence

Read more about GirlStrength: and request the program for your Multnomah County School.

To raise awareness of this essential program, sign and share this online petition: Support GirlStrength!

Also, Summer and spring break camps, and after school programs available

GirlStrength is a sister program to WomenStrength – self defense options for women!