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Keri Hayes Troutman

Clown School

For 29 years, fourth- and fifth-graders at Oakland’s Prescott Elementary have learned to juggle, walk on stilts, and balance on a giant Earth ball after school. These kids—who put on more than 50 shows a year—hone their skills as part of the nonprofit Prescott Circus Theatre, a dynamic circus arts and youth development program that teaches circus, theater, and life skills to underserved kids.

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