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Jesters 2009 Performance of Roundabout

Jesters 2009 Performance of Roundabout

Jesters 2009 Performance of Roundabout

School of Creative Arts


Jesters Performance from 2009

Sponsored by the University of Saint Francis since its founding in 1978, the Jesters is a performing group comprised of people with mild to severe developmental/physical disabilities ranging in age from 6 to seniors. Each year, the program provides 20 weeks of customized, structured movement/dance, music (instrumental/voice), theater and visual arts activities from September to March. From September to December, all the Jesters meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the North Campus building to participate in movement, dance, theatre and music activities. From noon to 2 p.m., Jesters who want to participate in visual arts activities bring a sack lunch and are transported to USF’s Rolland Arts Center building. Each spring the Jesters program culminates in an original production performed by Jesters participants. Jesters who want to participate in this performance opportunity are expected to regularly attend the Jesters program on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., January through March.

The mission of the Jesters is to engage individuals with disabilities in the creative arts to enhance their quality of life. The vision is to develop self-expression, self-esteem, socialization and other life skills while providing learning opportunities to the USF community and the community at large. As a result of the program, participants achieve the following outcomes:

In addition, the program provides the following opportunities and benefits to students, volunteers, caregivers and the community: