Stevenson's own RISE hosted a self-defense class to empower women, instructed by Stevenson's very own Carol Zimmerman.The event was both exciting and educational. Students learned how to assimilate moves and how to escape them if needed. There was also discussion about the importance of being aware and what actions to take should someone become a target, focusing on what specifically makes young girls a target. Students met and associated with peers who they may not have known prior to the event, helping each other learn tactical moves. The event was such a success that RISE plans on hosting more.