Power of Inclusion ; Circability`s Youth Transition Model
Kanohi kitea - to be seen - come together face to face
Circability’s youth transition programmes enable young people with disabilities to flex and showcase their strengths, giving them an opportunity to learn performing arts skills with the aim that they find work in the creative sector.
Central to our Power of Inclusion (POI) kaupapa is the direct involvement and leadership of our 14-25 year old participants in the development of the program which includes foundation, performer, teacher and ‘on tour’ courses.
Circability has spent years establishing circus programmes at kindergartens, schools and community groups, which we can now link talented youth transitions students with learning difficulties. The POI pilot programme has 200 participants in Auckland and Northland and is our next step of community circus development that we have initiated over the last 20 years. POI uses circus arts to demonstrate the power of 'inclusion in action' creating a transition for our participants and for society. Download our POI leaflet here.
Please contact Thomas for more information on 021 209 8507 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Hinz, Creative Director, Circability:
“Thanks to our funding partners people with disabilities are now finding work in the performing arts through our community circus training programmes. So far our circus tutors were offering programmes for people with disabilities, but we are now at an ‘inclusive in action’ next step where people with disabilities are confident enough, trained, and transitioning to start working in the field....through our circus training programmes, we are making a difference and changing their lives".