Westborough Resident’s ‘Spread the Light of Lizzi’ Through Education and Empowerment Offered by SAM Training in January

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SAM Training Seminars for Women Will be Available January 4 & 5th, 2013

Essential information, potentially lifesaving. Will spread the word! Everyone should have these skills, they are empowering.

In October of 2012, the tragic disappearance and murder of University of New Hampshire student and Westborough, MA resident Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott rocked the community to its core. One mother, Alisa Stone, looked at this life-changing event as an opportunity to help educate and empower girls coming home from college for Winter Break, as well as local high school female students and their moms. Alisa explains, “Nothing is more important than preparing loved ones with life safety skills they can actually use to reduce their risk of becoming a victim.”

Alisa had heard about the program Empower the Girls We Love: Personal Safety Training 101, a SAM® Training, LLC course, after attending a presentation. She has invited the program Director, Ellen Van Olden and her staff to visit Westborough and bring their expertise, training and no-nonsense approach to personal safety to all women of the community. The event will be held on:

Friday and Saturday, January 4 & 5, 2013 at
Tatnuck Bookseller
18 Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581

Classes will be available during three sessions: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Empower the Girls We Love: Personal Safety Training 101 benefits all women, with a focus on high school and college-aged girls (ages 16-24 years old). This three-hour safety and self-defense program will prepare individuals with confidence building and skills to raise awareness and encourage personal safety at all times.

The program includes instruction on building awareness, identifying potentially dangerous situations, and trusting instincts. It also teaches physical skills for self-defense. In this fast-paced and interactive program, participants will learn to:

  •     Increase overall personal safety through awareness, confidence and sense of empowerment.
  •     Reduce the risk becoming a victim through proactive preventions, defensive options and escape techniques.
  •     Enhance your personal safety and ability to protect yourself and others from dangerous situations.

Registration is available online at http://www.samprograms.com/schedule_cal.php. The fee is $35 per person (discounted from the normal training fee), to make it affordable for every high school or college aged young woman to attend. This is only made possible through generous donations within the community. Proceeds above the event’s costs will be donated to the The Marriott Family Fund through the Central One Federal Credit Union...but we still need sponsors! Please feel free to give the gift of women’s empowerment by making a one-time donation at http://www.samprograms.com and clicking on donate. Corporate Sponsors should reach either Alisa Stone/Organizer of SAM® Training/Westborough jankstone(at)verizon(dot)net, 508-572-4399 or Ellen van Olden at ellen(at)samprograms(dot)com, 954-255-6300.

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