Slipstream Circus Inc. provides circus arts training programs and performance opportunities within safe, youth friendly spaces, in consultation with young people. The environment is designed to develop a sense of belonging to a group, as well as solidarity, perseverance, listening to others and respecting them, self-confidence, and participation in the community. These values result in personal development that is in harmony with the unique nature of each person.
Slipstream Circus programs improve physical health and develop resilience in young people. The programs provide strong, vital youth role models and foster broad public acceptance of young people’s needs so that positive images of youth are promoted.
The cornerstone of Slipstream Circus’ approach is based on a sincere respect for all participants. It is designed to contribute to the physical, human and social development of young people, giving them the tools they need to facilitate their integration into society at large. The goal is not to force young people to conform, but instead to give them a springboard toward another stage of development.