Developing youth through juggling since 1994.
as a Means to Change"
Human beings are rather adaptable, aren't they? One of the reasons for my pessimism about this fall's enrollment (see September 2005 Platform) was that I thought that about a third of our roster would not be able or willing to adapt to our new location due to the four-block commute from the South View Middle School campus. However, I was happily proven wrong, evidenced by the 15 new Jugheads who've joined even as an equal number discontinued. Now, we're back on track with daily traditions and familiar expectations.
Normalcy is healthy, but it should be the secure springboard from which further positive change occurs. Security isn't a virtue in and of itself, but it should be the place where a person can explore new heights of achievement & creativity and new depths of relationships & character development. If normalcy doesn't nurture such goals of reaching higher and going deeper than one's present state, then often destructive habits result from boredom or the false sense that one has "arrived" and no longer needs challenges or change.
As a company,
we'll keep this in mind in our new home base and when we land a new location
for Juggle Jam 8. Humans' adaptability goes hand-in-hand with our innate
need to be challenged, to grow, to become. That's why "developing
youth" is such an awesome mission, one that offers hope for a lifetime
of reaching new heights-anchored by the security of traditions, character,