Cirque du Monde

Social circus program created by Cirque du Soleil and Jeunesse du Monde, which targets at-risk youth. It combines circus techniques together with educational social intervention to target at-risk youth between the ages of 8 and 25. They usually come from low-income backgrounds, and many even live on the street. 

Cirque du Monde
Montreal
Canada

Circus arts call for teamwork and a combination of strengths and talents – and these are elements that can help young people develop a sense of belonging. They allow for freedom and creativity while demanding perseverance and discipline. The workshops offer young people a space to open up, express themselves and to create, while respecting their marginality, new bonds with a society that has often excluded them.