December 16, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Children hanging upside down and pins flying through the air are pretty common sights at the non-profit afterschool program CircEsteem.
"We have some great acts in store and some great tricks up our sleeves. It's fun," said Jack Gomberg, 14.
"CircEsteem is a non-profit youth circus and our mission is to unite youth from diverse backgrounds and build self-esteem and confidence through circus arts," said CircEsteem Executive Director Maribeth Joy.
Three times a week, students in the Uptown neighborhood meet for an hour of one-on-one tutoring and homework help. Then, they get an hour of training in circus arts. Continue reading and watch video here