R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) System is a program that teaches women realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. One out of every four women is likely to face the possibility of physical assault in their lifetime. The R.A.D. program begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing toward the basics of hands-on defensive training. The RAD focus is about empowering women through education to protect themselves. RAD techniques emphasize protection against rape and abduction. The RAD classes conducted at USC Upstate have been very successful and are a very important community service.
Got art? Well, if you don't, the Spartanburg Art Museum does. For decades the museum has provided the Upstate community with interesting exhibits. Their current exhibit "Plates to Pixels," a collection by local artist Ben Nixon, shows the evolution of photography while providing viewers an interesting history and perspective.
In today's economy, finding a job and saving money is easier said than done, but as a charity organization, Goodwill has made this problem solvable. With new job training opportunities and its multiple locations throughout the Upstate, Goodwill Industries of the Upstate-Midlands has made it a mission to give back to the community.