Uprise Circus provides uplifting circus programs to underserved kids

Our mission:

We use circus arts to teach vulnerable teens how to overcome challenging situations and develop valuable social skills.

Uprise Circus is the only social circus in Texas

Social circus is an intervention that uses circus arts as a tool for fostering personal and social development.

Every session at Uprise Circus gives kids the opportunity to:

  • Build confidence and conquer fears

  • Learn new skills, and build on old ones

  • Support their peers in reaching their goals

  • Build physical strength

  • Take part in a supportive community

With a focus on flying trapeze, Uprise Circus gives kids confidence and perseverance, promotes teamwork and cooperation, and builds a community of supporters who are committed to helping them rise to their true potential. 

We offer unique, life-changing opportunities

Evidence suggests that kids from disadvantaged environments are more likely to commit a crime, have unplanned pregnancies, and drop out of school.

However, studies have shown that providing high-challenge, high-support circus education improves the social and emotional learning skills of participating kids, allowing them to lead more successful adult lives.

Ways You Can Help

You can positively impact lives of historically-marginalized teens in Austin