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The Black and Missing Foundation and Liberty Christian Church To Provide Free Self Defense Classes for Youth Ages 5-17 Beginning April 1

What: In light of the heightened awareness of missing children in the District of Columbia, on Saturday, April 1, the Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI) in partnership with Liberty Christian Church will offer a FREE self-defense class for youth ages 5-17. The class will provide the participants vital techniques and skills on how to protect themselves. The April 1st class is the first in a series of self-defense trainings that will be offered during the spring and summer months.

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 11am to 12 Noon

Where: Stuart Center 821 Varnum Street, NE, Washington, DC 2001

“Statistics show that most youth are reported missing in the spring and summer months,” said BAMFI Founder Natalie Wilson and Derrica Wilson. “Our goal is to teach our children how to defend themselves in potentially harmful situations, so they will feel less angst.”

“As a native Washingtonian, and pastor of Liberty Christian Church, I’ve vowed to take action at the community level after witnessing the epidemic of missing children,” said Pastor Timothy McLean. “We must show them how to defend themselves against predators looking to take advantage of them.”

Parents, who would like to sign their children up to participate, contact BAMFI. Registration max: 50 children.

About Black and Missing Foundation Inc.:

Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAMFI) is established as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, by a veteran law enforcement official and public relations specialist, whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends; and to provide educational training on personal safety. BAMFI offers a free clearinghouse, which highlights profiles and information on missing persons of color, nationally. Profiles of missing individuals, throughout the nation, as well as news, information, and tips, can be found at BAMFI’s Web site:, IG: @blackandmissingfdn, Twitter: @BAM_FI or on Facebook:

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