AT_selfdefenseAtterbury Job Corps Center presented two very unique activities during Youth 2 Youth Week, an Anti-Violence Color Run and a women’s self defense class.

The Anti-Violence Color Run took place on Sept. 19 and was a mile long trek around the Center. Students were blasted with several different colors from a T-shirt launcher and water guns throughout the run. The run also included a few pit stops where students could get water while learning about facts and statistics of violence and bullying prevention.

The Women’s Self-Defense Class featured guest speaker, Officer Robert Mitchell from the Columbus Police Department, who discussed facts and safety tips. She also demonstrated basic defensive tactics to several female students. Students learned how to do several strikes, counters, and escapes when in defense mode.

A big thank you goes out to the Columbus Police Department and Officer Mitchell for taking the time to come and instruct the students! Atterbury hopes to have her back very soon.

Tuesday’s events also included a staff presentation on bullying and cyber-bullying as part of the “Drop Everything and Read” activity.