ACHF Arts Access
1. Partner with area schools, nonprofits, and businesses to incorporate circus performing arts into education and program activities that currently do not have arts components. 2. Provide classes and performance opportunities to youth who would not otherwise be able to participate because of physical or financial barriers. Develop a program and services logic model which will guide future participant surveys and evaluations; use student and parent surveys.
Through a collaboration between Circus Juventas and Neighborhood House, thirteen youth from Saint Paul's West Side participated in year-round circus performing arts classes. Annual school matinee performances plus special presentations reached approximately 5,800 children and adults. Presentations included Highland Catholic School, Country Side Elementary, Oak Hill Montessori, the Basilica in Minneapolis, Kids ETC Youth Movement of Canada, Youth Social Entrepreneurship Summit, the African American Awards Gala, City of Saint Paul Department of Public Works, and closed-circuit television programming for patients at Minneapolis Children's Hospital. Circus Juventas also collaborated with Campbell Mithun on the 2012 United Way campaign, The POWER of WE (http://www.campbell-mithun.com/cm-UnitedWay). Circus Juventas provided need-based scholarships to eighty-three students from seventy-one families enrolled in circus performing arts classes. Five students consistently participated in the Wings program. Circus Juventas completed development of its logic model framework. An online survey form has been developed for students and families to complete annually. Approximately forty percent of those invited respond.
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