The mission of Circus After School is to provide a unique opportunity for at-risk youth to develop life-enhancing skills such as teamwork, commitment, and
responsible risk-taking through a structured program of learning and performing the circus arts.
PROGRAMS IN NYC
Circus After School offers young people a unique opportunity to develop life enhancing skills such as teamwork, trust, commitment, and responsible risk taking through a structured program of learning and performing circus arts. Presently the program operates at two sites in New York City. Three teachers work with approximately 25 students in each 12-week session which culminates in a professionally crafted show for friends and family! In addition, all of the participants take a field trip to a performance of the Big Apple Circus, where they can appreciate what they have learned through the inspiring skills of the world's top performers!
EMPOWERING STUDENTS THROUGH THE CIRCUS
Young people and education have been a part of the Circus since its founding in 1977, reflecting the enduring appeal the circus arts have for children
from all walks of life. Circus is an ideal activity for after-school enrichment, and over the years the Big Apple Circus has sustained its commitment
to educational programming. Throughout, it has provided at-risk youth with the highest quality experience, engaging and empowering them to achieve
their full potential.