Uprise Circus is a nonprofit social circus organization.
Social circus is an intervention tool that uses circus arts for fostering personal and social development. It uses alternative pedagogical methods to work with youth who are marginalized or at social or personal risk.
Over the past two decades, members from the American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO) have learned about the power of circus arts to play an effective role in accelerating youth and community development. Social Circus practitioners support participants as creative change-makers through the collective development of self-esteem, solidarity, and trust.
Our expertly trained staff and volunteers primarily serve underserved teens who are low-income, part of the LGBTQ+ community, and have diverse abilities, through flying trapeze experiences.
Additionally, Uprise Circus hosts private classes, corporate events, and trapeze parties for which all funds collected are allocated to their programs supporting disadvantaged teens.
As a result, we give children the chance to rise up to their true potential.