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1 Exclusive Educational Grant Program A unique fundraising, kid-bonding, community-building, lesson-teaching, life-changing experience unlike anything youve ever seen. --- Heath Allen, WDSU TV, New Orleans

2 © Circus of the Kids What is CIRCUS OF THE KIDS? CIRCUS OF THE KIDS ® is an educational program designed to complement the school curriculum and enhance students self esteem. In 2 short weeks, we challenge your students to do things beyond their wildest dreams. The process of achieving the goal of performing their new-found skills, at a professional level of excellence, teaches young people to stay focused, the importance of team work and to believe in themselves.

3 It is a life-altering experience. Provides an activity with a profound effect on kids self-esteem. Creates a bonding opportunity in an event that excites the school & draws in the community! Its a unique opportunity that gives children the unforgettable memory of personal power, triumph and transformation. WHY DO IT? © Circus of the Kids- 2013

4 To join CIRCUS, students register at CircusOfTheKids.com To join CIRCUS, students register at CircusOfTheKids.com 2 days of circus related PE classes for the entire student body 2 days of circus related PE classes for the entire student body Orientation / Auditions (no matter what their ability, all students who audition get in) Orientation / Auditions (no matter what their ability, all students who audition get in) After-school & weekend rehearsals After-school & weekend rehearsals A weekend of performances A weekend of performances HOW IT WORKS

5 Costs 2 week program with up to 75 students and 2 PE days (1 or 3 week options are also available) Price to school without the grant: $32,500 © Circus of the Kids PROGRAMMING COSTS

6 How it works © Circus of the Kids SAFETY IS PRIORITY #1 Skill progressions are used throughout training. We start with the basics and move on when our students have a solid foundation. Skill progressions are used throughout training. We start with the basics and move on when our students have a solid foundation. We use mats, spotters, nets and safety lines to protect the kids in rehearsals and in performances. Our safety record is outstanding! We use mats, spotters, nets and safety lines to protect the kids in rehearsals and in performances. Our safety record is outstanding!

7 © Circus of the Kids BENEFITS Provides team building activities in which all participants are successful Provides team building activities in which all participants are successful Motivates Students Motivates Students Gets parents involved Gets parents involved Boosts moral Boosts moral Attracts community attention Attracts community attention Improves the schools image Improves the schools image

8 Schools profit $10k-$20k by organizing activities naturally connected with the circus (such as advertising & ticket sales to the private performances). © Circus of the Kids Money Maker for the school!

9 $25,500 program fee $25,500 program fee $2,000 in circus related PE classes for the whole student body $2,000 in circus related PE classes for the whole student body $ 5,000 worth of entertainment to which your school can sell tickets $ 5,000 worth of entertainment to which your school can sell tickets For a total of $32,500 PLUS an extra $2,000 in scholarship funds to distribute to students to make sure everyone can afford the committal fee PLUS an extra $2,000 in scholarship funds to distribute to students to make sure everyone can afford the committal fee © Circus of the Kids THE GRANT PROVIDES

10 1. $1,000 Recoverable Grant Application deposit 2. At least 50 students who each pay a $10/hour committal fee (never an issue if the program is supported and encouraged.) 3. Access to your gym for 2 weeks 4. A visionary teacher and an energetic parent 5. Parking with power & water for an RV (our office & living quarters) on the school grounds close to the gym 6. Room and board for staff © Circus of the Kids THE 6 THINGS YOUR SCHOOL PROVIDES

11 Professional circus training rehearsal hours The opportunity to perform in 9 circus performances Inclusion under our liability insurance Costumes for the circus © Circus of the Kids THE KIDS RECEIVE

12 © Circus of the Kids Q : What about insurance? A: We carry a $1,000,000 liability policy & can add the school system as an additional insured. Q: Whats our experience? A: As of November 2013 weve created 317 circus productions and taught over 547,680 students. Q: Whats the best way to handle room and board? A: In many communities, families put us up in spare bedrooms and donate meals. In some communities hotels/motels exchange rooms for publicity. Q: What about background checks? A: All 12 Circus staff members can be fully background checked. COMMON QUESTIONS

13 © Circus of the Kids CIRCUS is complete. Its a turnkey operation. CIRCUS is guaranteed to be successful. With all the benefits and no risk, turning your school into a CIRCUS is a No Brainer! A NO BRAINER!

14 © Circus of the Kids I can't tell you how incredible everything was about your Crew and the children performing in your circus. My kids loved everyone in your Crew!! I invited my boss to come to the circus on Friday morning and he was completely 'blown away'!!! You've done an exceptional, outstanding, and amazing job with the children. – Ronnie Mark (parent) I can't tell you how incredible everything was about your Crew and the children performing in your circus. My kids loved everyone in your Crew!! I invited my boss to come to the circus on Friday morning and he was completely 'blown away'!!! You've done an exceptional, outstanding, and amazing job with the children. – Ronnie Mark (parent) I am writing to you because Circus of the Kids made such an impact on my life & I am pleased to see that the show still goes on! I think of my lessons learned from Circus & the self confidence I gained. We are the sum of our experiences, but some experiences out-shine others. This was true for me with Circus of the Kids. – Sara Phillips, Circus Student 1989/90 (written: May 2010) I am writing to you because Circus of the Kids made such an impact on my life & I am pleased to see that the show still goes on! I think of my lessons learned from Circus & the self confidence I gained. We are the sum of our experiences, but some experiences out-shine others. This was true for me with Circus of the Kids. – Sara Phillips, Circus Student 1989/90 (written: May 2010) It affects kids for life. – Terra Murphy, Media Specialist WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY?

15 © Circus of the Kids I've worked with circus for almost 20 years and it never fails to amaze me. The children learn and grow so much in such a short amount of time! We need to give children as much self-esteem and confidence as possible and Circus of the Kids does exactly that! – Betty Habshey, Camp Director I've worked with circus for almost 20 years and it never fails to amaze me. The children learn and grow so much in such a short amount of time! We need to give children as much self-esteem and confidence as possible and Circus of the Kids does exactly that! – Betty Habshey, Camp Director "This was a spectacular event. At first I was not keen on this. I was worried about the safety. Now I'm completely sold. If you ever need a reference, have them call me. – Dr. Bruce Mindich, Camp Owner "This was a spectacular event. At first I was not keen on this. I was worried about the safety. Now I'm completely sold. If you ever need a reference, have them call me. – Dr. Bruce Mindich, Camp Owner Your staff has given each child the opportunity to shine brightly. Your desire to see them succeed is amazing. After seeing 5+ shows, I know many of us share in the success that is greater than the applause. – Kathy Gillett, Parent Your staff has given each child the opportunity to shine brightly. Your desire to see them succeed is amazing. After seeing 5+ shows, I know many of us share in the success that is greater than the applause. – Kathy Gillett, Parent Kinda hard to think that I didnt want CIRCUS. Now I am your biggest fan!!! – Patty Childs, Principal Kinda hard to think that I didnt want CIRCUS. Now I am your biggest fan!!! – Patty Childs, Principal WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

16 © Circus of the Kids CONTACT INFO Bruce Pfeffer 866-CIRCUS-5 ( ) toll free fax


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