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Kenora Circus Kids Program improves mental health among hard-to-reach youth

What does juggling and unicycling have to do with improving self-esteem and disruptive behaviour? Jack Martin and Rooke Pitura of William Creighton Youth Services in Kenora made the connection when they attended a spring break Circus and Magic Partnership (C.A.M.P.) program for inner city kids in Winnipeg in 2004. What they saw left them speechless and committed to bringing the program 200 km east, to Kenora, Ontario.

EENet’s Kim Karioja has produced a new edition in the Promising Practices series, focused on the Kenora Circus Kids Program and the approach it takes to offer a positive and proactive arts and education curriculum for “youth-at-risk”. Click below to read the full story.

Promising Practices profiles innovative practices and initiatives from around Ontario.

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