My name is Juniper Anderson, and I have been teaching here at AcroSports for the last 9 months and teaching circus arts for the last 3 years. I am heading to Nicaragua for three months with Performers Without Borders. P.W.B. for short, is an organization based out of the U.K. that brings social circus to countries with high instances of child poverty, such as India and Nicaragua.
We will be working with kids who wouldn't normally have the chance to have this kind of education. In doing so we hope to build a sense of community while supporting a creative outlet, steering them away from drug use, and gang violence. Through this work, we will help students build confidence, develop empowerment and overcome social barriers.
I will be teaching a range of different circus skills while performing with a group of 6 other talented individuals. We will also be working with other organizations who remain there year round, and we will be donating all the props we bring down there to the kids.