Global Activism: The circus arts bring kids together

Global Activism: The circus arts bring kids together
Courtesy of Maribeth Joy
Global Activism: The circus arts bring kids together
Courtesy of Maribeth Joy

Global Activism: The circus arts bring kids together

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Most kids love the circus but not everyone gets the chance to actually learn how to juggle or ride a unicycle. So a former Ringling Brothers clown decided to start an organization called CircEsteem that would use circus arts to help kids from diverse backgrounds build better self-esteem. Executive director Maribeth Joy says it was easy to find interested children; the hard part was finding enough space to accommodate all the acrobatics.