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mission

Trenton Circus Squad inspires young people to take big leaps in life. Our squad members learn how to cooperate, push themselves and serve their community – all through the astonishing practice of circus arts.

Circus Squad members learn physical techniques, life skills and build trust with teens from other neighborhoods. They lead community engagement through workshops and performances with younger children and families. It’s an often-breathtaking experience filled with exercise, learning and joyful laughter for kids of all ages.

Read more about our Mission in Action

The Result


Circus arts are challenging. They require focus, teamwork, and a lot of discipline to make daring pursuits possible. Circus arts spur personal expression and deep connections too. That’s why they are a proven, effective way to foster self-reliance and confidence in young people.

View our outcomes and the supporting research.

Who We Are

Trenton Circus Squad is formed of youth from inner-city Trenton and surrounding suburbs.

View the staff and board members here.


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FUrther information

For details on how our program design leads to intended outcomes, review our strategic plan and logic model.

Review our prior year tax return here.