Colette van Olden helped to set up, teach, and breakdown a training with Empower the Girls. The program teaches women to be self-aware and prepared. It goes over the fundamentals of safety and moves in case of attack. “Working in this program, I have not only been able to empower others, but also empower myself,” said Colette. “Self-defense and awareness is such a powerful tool for not only women, but everyone these days. If I can help spread the message and educate others, that is all that matters.”