Circus arts are up and running again at ACCLAIM Academy, a K-8 charter school in West Phoenix. 32 kids from the 3rd through 6th grades are learning juggling, balancing, tumbling, and acrobatics with a team of 4 coaches. They will be preparing a program for the annual Concert for Peace, held by the school in December, and for a show at the end of the school year.
We also recorded a short greeting in response to a facebook request on behalf of a new social circus school in Sopayanga, El Salvador. It was good for the kids to be reminded that children like them are learning circus arts all over the world! (and now they know where El Salvador is!)
To help out our program at ACCLAIM, you can donate to Phoenix Youth Circus Arts (see the button on the home page), or Arizona residents can use the educational tax credit and direct some of their state tax to the circus club. Call ACCLAIM Academy at (623) 691-0919. ACCLAIM is located at 7624 W Indian School Rd / Phoenix, AZ 85033.