Register for the RAD Program, a 12-hour self defense course for young women by OSU Police Department (PD). The program costs just $30 with all follow-up, refresher courses for free. Payment is due by the first class 1) cash or 2) check – made out to Wesley Foundation, memo: RAD Self-Defense. 100% of registration cost is given to OSU PD, the Wesley simply helps with the recruitment & registration process. Scholarships are available for OSU students who cannot afford the class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
RAD: Fall 2017: 12 hours total for complete program. Tentatively scheduled for two Mondays (6-9pm) and two Thursdays (6-9pm) in September at the Stillwater First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center (400 W. 7th). Specific dates will be shared soon. Have specific questions? Let us know in the comments section.
FAQ: “Can my child… Can my high schooler participate?” Here is Officer Storm’s reply:
“We do not have an official age limit but the child needs to have a basic understanding on what rape is… The content and basis is sexual assault and rape avoidence with self defense. Usually 9 to 12 is our youngest participants. Using the word sex and verbiage similar is said during the class… we do not want kids there that are not participating due to them being a distraction to the participants and instructors.”
Click here to learn more about the R.A.D. program led by both Officer Leah Storm, Lt. Mark Shearer, and other OSU PD staff.