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Cirque du Soleil ® Teams Up with Project Shero™ for the WonderChild ® - Dream Explorer™ Program

03-31-2010 11:36 AM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: TwoGirlsConsulting

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An image of children from the program

An image of children from the program

Las Vegas, Nev. (March 27, 2010) – Local non-profit Project Shero™ is honored and excited to have Cirque du Soleil ® returning to their WonderChild® - Dream Explorer™ program to help motivate kids of all ages to have big dreams for their lives, and teach them those dreams are achievable. This program will be full of fun learning about and understanding the world of Cirque while exploring this dream for them. An estimated 225 kids from the Boys & Girls Club are expected to attend on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 10:20 a.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club (2980 E. Robindale Road).

The program will include learning about Cirque du Soleil® from Social Action and Responsibility Coordinator Meggan Riley. Riley will share fun facts about their organization and one of the company’s main sources of pride, the Cirque du Monde program which helps young people forge new links with society via the circus arts. The kids will also meet Treasure Island’s Mystère performers Jamar Young and Dina Emerson to hear about life as a performer first hand. Both performers and Riley will introduce their WonderChild Dream Cards™ (like baseball cards, but with dreams.)

The WonderChild ® - Dream Explorer™ programs are bringing kids in direct contact with successful, real life role models who can inspire them and help them experience the dreams they are living first hand. This coed program is sponsored by NV Energy.

Dream Explorers is an extension of the message of the Wonderchild® - SHEROES®, which has a community outreach to at-risk girls ages 6-14; empowering their dreams and their self-images while building self-efficacy, the belief that one can influence their own thoughts and behaviors. Outcomes in the WonderChild® – SHEROES® program have included one young girl having the courage to report child abuse in her family after one - three hour program.

“The girls and boys at the club will have the opportunity to enter an essay contest about dreams for their lives," says program founder Eileen Oser. "Several kids participating in the essay contest will be surprised with an opportunity be transformed by Cirque make-up artists and be a circus performer for the day. It will be a fun circus atmosphere."

Project Shero delivers enrichment programs to children in need, primarily those who are served by the Boys & Girls Clubs. The programs are the WonderChild® – SHEROES® program for girls and their coed program, the WonderChild® – DREAM EXPLORERS™. Project Shero has reached thousands of children with innovative programming primarily at Boys & Girls Clubs in Las Vegas, but additionally at clubs in Detroit, The Bronx, Atlanta and California in the last five and a half years. At this time, Project Shero is sponsored by individuals and corporations and not funded by government grants or by the Boys & Girls Clubs. Project Shero is a Congressional District Programs 501(c)(3) Organization.

Program Contact:
Eileen Oser
(702) 242-1517 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (702) 242-1517      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (702) 242-1517      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (702) 242-1517      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Media Contact:
Adrienne N. Hester
3670 La Junta Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89120
(702) 738-1197

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