Social Circus Network


Mission of the Social Circus Network:

The AYCO Social Circus Network provides pedagogical, capacity building and professional development support to individuals and organizations pursuing and engaging in social circus work.”

Vision of the Social Circus Network

This network was created to support the sustainable growth of social circus in the United States. This web page is designed to help practitioners connect, access easily applicable tools, and learn about training opportunities.

Our Definition

Social circus is a social change intervention that uses the circus arts as a tool for fostering personal and social development of identified “at-risk” individuals. The primary goal of social circus is to help participants achieve personal and social development by nurturing their self-esteem and trust in others, teaching them social skills, inspiring them to become active citizens, and helping them to express their creativity and explore their potential.

The Social Circus Pyramid

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