CircEsteem spent its 16th year supporting hundreds of youth around Chicago and the world! Here are a few things we accomplished with your support!
1) In 2017, CircEsteem worked with more than 750 youth (each youth for at least 1-hr/week for a min of 7 weeks)! Around 150 youth participated in our programs for the entire year, some participating in as many as 15 hours of programming every week!
2) CircEsteem began two new programs in 2017, a gang prevention and community awareness program in elementary schools and a mentoring program for young men living on Chicago's Southwest side.
3) CircEsteem's Economic Empowerment program, CircusTeens Jobs, provided 17 teenagers with more than $24,000 of income in 2017!
4) During the summer of 2017, 26 youth travelled a collective 26,000 miles around the world, performing 19 shows in three countries for more than 4,000 audience members!
In 2018, CircEsteem will open another new program focusing on empowering young women living on the Southwest side. CircEsteem will also work to continue to increase our outreach capacity to support more youth living around the city through the circus!
Will you help us reach our fundraising goals?