Discover your strength and learn life and self-defense skills. Take on new challenges with more confidence. Register for a Girls’ LEAP Program!


What is Girls’ LEAP?
Girls’ LEAP is a self-defense and safety program that helps girls learn how to respond to a variety of unsafe situations – from peer pressure, arguments and saying no to friends, to how to escape from a situation where someone wants to hurt you.

Who teaches Girls’ LEAP?
Every class is led by a Girls’ LEAP-certified adult female teacher. Young women from nearby colleges and high schools are assistant teachers. Every staff member trains with Girls’ LEAP for at least thirty hours before teaching.

Is it safe for my daughter to learn self-defense?
Girls’ LEAP takes your daughter’s safety very seriously. Before learning skills that could hurt an attacker, all participants must agree to the “Girls’ LEAP’s Promise”: she will only use her self-defense skills in serious situations, and if she does have to use them, she will talk about it with an adult she trusts.

At the beginning and end of the program, Girls’ LEAP gives each girl a survey with questions about her experience in the Girls’ LEAP program. The results are used to make Girls’ LEAP a better program. All information will be kept confidential and her full name will not be used in any publications of LEAP Self-Defense, Inc.

If you or your child is interested in participating in one of our programs, please complete the registration form below, including the corresponding forms for Boston After School and Beyond (which are attached) on the final page. The process should take 15-20 minutes.