March 2018 Fern Street Circus Newsletter
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News of the Month:

• National Study Shows Fern Street's After-School Program Makes an Impact

• A Day of Puppetry & Circus: Saturday, May 5th at Otay Park in Chula Vista

• SDSU Students Working on Fern Street Marketing Plan

National Study: San Diego’s Fern Street Circus Helps At-Risk Youth Develop Social And Emotional Skills

Fern Street One of 8 Social Circuses in National Study

A new study looks specifically at Social Circus programs like Fern Street Circus, studying issues such as social isolation, trauma, violence and lack of access to arts and cultural activities. (LINKS BELOW)

Commissioned by the American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO), The Weikart Center for Quality Youth Programs in Ypsilanti, MI assessed 112 students who participated in one of 8 Social Circus after-school programs over a nine-month period.

An independent evaluator made observations and surveyed all the students during multiple visits.

The Weikart Center compared the findings to a group of more than 350 other after-school programs. The results were striking: Social Circus programs outperformed other after-school programs with a long history of work in social and emotional learning.

We at Fern Street Street Circus are so happy to have quantitative evidence of what we have known all along: circus education can make a life-changing impact on young people and their families.

   •  KPBS Article
   •  KPBS Video
   •  Read the Study

Circus & Puppets
Fern Street Circus joins with the San Diego Guild of Puppetry to present A Day of Puppetry & Circus
Saturday, May 5th • 11 am - 2 p.m. • Free • Otay Park in Chula Vista (1613 Albany Ave, 91911)


Summer Fun Café Celebrates Free Summer Lunch Program
For the 3rd year, the Circus helps San Diego Unified School District and the City's Park & Recreation Department kick-off their annual free summer lunch program.
Wednesday, June 20th  • Free Bar-B-Q & Circus Show at 12 noon (approx), lunch before
Skyline Community Park • 8285 Skyline Dr.
San Diego, 92114

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SDSU Students Working on Circus Marketing Plan

San Diego State University marketing students invite you to participate in a 3-5 minute survey about our nonprofit, Fern Street Circus. Your voluntary answers are completely confidential and anonymous.

Please click the link provided to take the survey where you can enter your email for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! SDSU marketing students appreciate your time and responses.
Neighborhood Tour 2018
Coming to Mid-City Parks

October 12 - November 4

2017 Neighborhood Tour Highlight Video
Please support San Diego's social circus

Fern Street Circus
P.O. Box 5864
San Diego, CA  92165
Tel. 619.320.2055

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