Last Saturday, The Circus Arts Conservatory, The Junior League of Sarasota, The Heart Gallery of Sarasota and The Children’s Guardian Fund partnered together to host 60 foster children and their foster families for a special presentation of the Sailor Circus Academy. The purpose of the event was to provide a light-hearted atmosphere in which foster children and their foster families were able to enjoy dinner and a fun-filled show, many attending the circus for the first time. The Sarasota-Bradenton area has a shocking 1,200+ kids in foster care, an explosion attributed to the opioid crisis. For one evening, children and foster families were able to take a break, laugh and be captivated by the joy of the circus arts. This wonderful opportunity was offered at no cost to children in foster care and foster families. This collaboration represents the shared commitment to the well being of our community’s foster youth, ultimately helping them reunify with their family of origin or find their forever families.