WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — The murder of former UNH student and Westborough High School graduate Lizzi Marriott earlier this year has led several Westborough mom Alisa Stone to plan a personal safety course for Westborough girls.
Sessions have been planned in response to Marriott's murder, said Superintendent Marianne O'Connor, and are targeted toward women of all ages.
The class, Empower the Girls We Love: Training 101, is intended to improve confidence, reduce risk, raise awareness and develop a plan to increase the chance of successfully handling threats, according to the program's webpage.
The classes will be held at Tatnuck Booksellers at 18 Lyman St. from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 5. The classes cost $35, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Lizzi Marriott fund, and can be registered for online.
"It's a great way to train in personal safety for students," O'Connor said.
The Westborough Athletics and Social Association (WASA) has also planned a night of remembrance for Marriott at Indian Meadows on Jan. 26.