Equip Women and Girls with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves!

our mission:

Mission:  To provide women and girls (age 12 & Up) with the knowledge they need for Personal Safety as well as to train them safety techniques when it comes to Bullying, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Harassment and Teen Dating Violence. We also promote and encourage an increase in education attainment along with leadership development, character education and community involvement. Palmetto Youth Connection recognizes that all women and girls are valuable, and therefore, believes that each one deserves an opportunity to reach her full potential and to live a life defined by personal responsibility, achievement, and a sisterhood community established to help them journey through life’s many road bumps. Together, we foster respect for all ‘WOMEN AND GIRLS’ and a brighter future for today’s as well as tomorrow’s women.  Join LAWK Today.  



Where there are WOMEN in need, we’ll be there lending a hand, a smile,  KNOWLEDGE and an encouraging word.



Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally.


We all came help with these issues, but will YOU??

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Ladies Armed With Knowledge (LAWK) is dedicated to leveraging the power of mentoring relationships between Women and Girls to increase access to opportunities for all young girls in the Columbia South Carolina and surrounding states. We believe that developing strong relationships women who have been or dealt with situations young girls maybe going through does not only provide benefits for young girls, but address a significant number of issues related to their success, i.e. educational attainment, career readiness, leadership skills, sexual harassment and to be productive members of their communities. Since 2005 we have been working to provide mentoring services for girls in middle, high school youth and College students in an effort to help them with their education and too stay focus as life distractions happen.  We had found if a student has someone in their life that is pushing them towards greatness they will succeed.

Non-Profit 501-C3 Organization

teen suicide

Teen suicide is a growing health concern. It is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24.


teen dating violence

Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average.

catfight self defense

Catfight Self Defense is for women-only course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of catfight self defense.