After School Program

  CircEsteem is a unique and exciting organization that gives kids the opportunity to “clown around,” while developing balance, flexibility and hand-eye coordination. Fostering confidence and collaboration, our professional circus staff teach a variety of circus skills including tight-wire walking,…

In-School Residency

Bring CircEsteem to your school! CircEsteem’s Outreach Program travels to schools and community centers all over the Chicagoland area bringing the joy of circus to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Each session varies in format and introduces new skills,…

HomeWork & CircusWork

HomeWork & CircusWork  is a free after-school tutoring program, which addresses the need CircEsteem participants have to keep up on their schoolwork while still being able to spend time learning circus skills. HomeWork & CircusWork meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and…

CircusTeens Job Program

The CircusTeens job program was developed in 2004  to give our older more responsible students the opportunity to make money doing something they enjoy all the while teaching valuable life and finance skills. CircusTeens learn how to enter the workforce…

CircEsteem Scholarship Fund

CircEsteem makes an incredible investment of time, energy, and financial support in its youth participants. For many, they will be the first in their families to go to college.  CircEsteem invests in participants’ futures,  providing instruction in performance and teaching…