Circus Juventas inspires artistry and self-confidence in youth through a multicultural circus performing arts experience.
Study after study tells us that out-of-school activities for children and youth are critically important to the academic success and personal development of young people. Why are out-of-school activities so important?
Circus Juventas realized the importance of these activities 17 years ago when we started offering circus performing arts activities and made youth development our core mission. Circus performing arts offer advantages over nearly every other youth development activity--
Many of the students who come to Circus Juventas do so after trying other activities where they didn’t “fit in.” Some don’t make first string on a sports team; others face physical or other obstacles to participation in traditional team activities or arts programs. These are just the kinds of children and youth who benefit most from Circus Juventas.
Unfortunately, Circus Juventas is like many other nonprofit programs trying to address the critical need for afterschool and summer enrichment options in an economy where funding is scarce and families are struggling financially.
At this time we have more than 900 kids enrolled in our program and have to turn away dozens every session because we are operating at full capacity. Nearly 18 percent of Circus Juventas students rely on scholarship support, work-study offerings and other subsidized fee arrangements.
We rely on generous donors, volunteers, parents and others to help us be inclusive and accessible to all families. Special programming and tuition assistance is essential to ensure that all segments of our community are being served.
This year, we will need to raise a total of $125,000 to help us maintain the quality, affordability and accessibility of our programs. We’d like to ask you to consider a donation to help meet that goal. Your donation will help--
We realize during these tough economic times that you’re being asked to give more and more by a growing number of charities. As you make these difficult giving decisions, we hope you’ll consider a gift to Circus Juventas.