In his educational assembly John teaches kids about the power of persistence and four other special powers they can use to achieve their goals. Each comedy juggling routine highlights a different power. His plate spinning routine at the end of the show illustrates the value of never giving up. Park has nine poles on which he will spin plates one by one. Of course, as he adds plates it gets harder and harder. The kids do their part by shouting out which plate is closest to falling. The juggler then runs over to re-spin the plate and keep it from crashing to the ground. When a plate does fall, Park asks the kids, "Should I give up?" The kids all shout back, "No!" This routine will have you on the edge of your seat and is the perfect metaphor for "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

Length of Program: 45 minutes

Overview: Comedy Juggler John Park teaches kids about five special powers they can use to achieve their goals. He'll demonstrate how to set a goal, break it down into steps, deal with set-backs, re-evaluate initial strategies, and never give up until you succeed. This show is the unique perspective of an artist to whom the adage "practice makes perfect" isn't just a saying, but a way of life.

The Power of Division. Break Down Your Goals!
John shows kids how breaking goals into smaller steps makes them easier and less intimidating to accomplish. He demostrates
this technique with a trick called "9 Box Balance" which is much easier to do when done one step at a time.

The Power of Persistence! If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again!
In his "3 Box Big Money Cash Challenge" routine, John juggles 3 boxes and selects a young volunteer. He proposes: "If I drop 1 of the boxes, you win a dollar that I'll tuck inside my shoelaces. But you'll have to take it from my shoe to win." Of course, John does drop but the young volunteer only prevails if they don't give up! How many times must they try? A must see!

Deal with Setbacks by Using Brain Power! John may attempt and fail at a new juggling trick hundreds of times before he gets it right. That's persistence and willpower! But you need more than just willpower to succeed in life. You also need brain power. Here John shows students the mental processes he uses when learning a new trick.

The Power of Emulation. Pick a Role Model!
Who among us has not been influenced by role models? In his water drinking routine and marshmallow routine, John challenges a volunteer to try to be just like the performer. He explains how role models can provide inspiration for success and even provide a road map as well. By reading biographies, magazine articles, and interviews you can find out what it took for today's success stories to get where they are. And if it worked for them, why not you?

The Power of Cooperation. Get Help From Your Friends! When John was sixteen years old his goal was to mount and ride a six-foot unicycle all by himself. John is now 39 and his goal is still to mount a ride a six-foot unicycle all by himself. He can ride it just fine, but he still needs a little help from his friends to get on it. In the unicycle routine, Park shows how you shouldn't be afraid to ask other people to help you achieve your goals.