The Social CirKISH is a program created to promote mental, physical, emotional, psychological, and social development with at-risk youth by encouraging students to enjoy safe and fulfilling “risk-taking” activities through the exploration and participation of circus exercises and acts. Students are encouraged to express their minds and ideas to increase self-awareness and acceptance while also interacting and participating with their peers in a number of activities that support and require teamwork and collaboration.
General Positive Outcomes
Students who participate in Social CirKISH are able to transfer the skills learned through the program into the academic setting by:
Content/Common Core Standards
Although Common Core and other state standards aren’t explicitly taught through the Social CirKISH, there is an alignment between some of the workshops and these standards. This is most specific to English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Physical Education standards.
Through participation in the Social CirKISH program, students will exhibit improvements in the following areas of physical health.
Youth participants (both elementary and high school level) in the Social CirKISH program exhibit increased social skills on both a personal and interpersonal level.
The trainers for the program are highly qualified, trained circus performers who exhibit a desire and ability to inspire youth through their coaching, mentoring, and leadership. Their primary focus is to create a safe environment and facilitate circus experiences that promote and foster an increase in self-esteem and social interaction for their students. They also take care of the condition and safety of the premises and equipment and serve as liaisons with the schools sites and other after school partners.
Students who are enrolled at participating schools, exhibit an interest in the program, and could benefit from participating in safe and structured activities to promote self-esteem and social interaction should apply. The program is free to students and enrollment and acceptance is based on the admittance policies of the partnering after school program.
The Social CirKISH program is designed to serve youth in the elementary and high school settings during after school hours. The elementary program lasts for twelve weeks and meets twice weekly for one hour workshops. The high school program last for nine weeks and meets twice weekly for two hour workshops.
Find us on:
6280 South Valley View Boulevard, Suite 618
Las Vegas, NV 89118
*Social CirKISH is now a 501c3 US tax-exempt nonprofit organization.