The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center is partnering with the Domestic Violence Council and Leonum Advisors for several free self-defense classes in the spring. The first is a women’s self-defense class and takes place on Wednesday, April 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street.
The classes are taught by Kim Carpenter, prevention and training coordinator for the Domestic Violence Council, and Bobby Brumfield, managing partner for Leonum Advisors. Women taking the course will learn how to protect themselves in different environments and hazardous situations.
“I feel that safety and security awareness and training are too often inaccessible to those most at risk primarily due to cost. We use our business relationships to provide this training to communities at no cost not only because it’s the right thing to do but volunteerism helps to build individual character and keeps our company culture strong,” said Brumfield.
In May the Omaha Kroc Center will offer a men and women’s self-defense course that will address conflicts with adults of different genders. A new “Protecting Kidz” course also begins in May for youth ages 8-18. This class focuses on conflicts with peers and teaches children how to handle difficult situations. Both classes begin May 10 and continue each Saturday through May 31.
“Without important partnerships, classes like these wouldn’t happen at the Kroc Center, and we are very appreciative of the support we receive through our community partners and the dedication they show by volunteering their time,” said Sandy Andersen, Kroc Center health and fitness manager.
To register for the classes or to receive more information, please call the Omaha Kroc Center at 402-905-3500.