8th Annual City Of
Big Dreams Fundraiser
Join us on October 7 as we
celebrate the Simple Good of Chicago
to support our youth arts programs
EVENT DETAILS
We Empower
Youth Around The World
By connecting the meaning of
good through art and discussion
THE SIMPLE GOOD ART PROGRAM
We Empower
Youth Around The World
By connecting the meaning of
good through art and discussion
BUILDING HOPE PROJECT
WHAT WE DO

Find, Create and Share the ‘Good’

Through our Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness-based Arts Residency Program, Public Art Events and overall mission, we transcend the belief that ‘good’ means the same to all of us – and that is what connects us as human beings.

With positivity comes hope and with hope brings resilience, gratitude and humanity. Art is the vehicle we use to bring this positivity to our future leaders, our students.

THE PROBLEM

State of the Mind

More than ⅔ of children around the world have seen or witnessed an act of violence (WHO) resulting in trauma and mental health disorders. Today, 75% of youth in need of Mental Health do not receive it. The Mental Health Crisis is growing among youth and adolescents. When these issues go unaddressed at a young age, studies have shown negative outcomes are a result which continue well into adulthood.

Depression, anxiety and low self worth are direct results of trauma and victimization among children and teens. Without intervention, youth are more likely to perform poorly or drop out of school, demonstrate aggressive behavior and/or participate in substance abuse.

OUR SOLUTION

TSG Arts Residency Program

The arts are an important platform to provide cognitive development and an emotional outlet for youth which can mitigate the cycle of violence.

The arts are an outlet for positive development and self expression. Our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Mindfulness-based Arts Residency Program teaches students to find the ‘good’ first within themselves and then connect it to what surrounds them. We bring this program into schools, community centers or hospitals to empower students with positive mindset, art expression and activism.

INNOVATIVE curriculum

GLOBAL Photo blog

What is innovative about TSG is our crowd-sourced curriculum designed have the world teach our students about different perspectives of good. Through our blog, people from across the globe are sharing their idea of ‘the simple good’ in order to inspire our youth via photography and storytelling.

This helps students to discover a world beyond their own, develop empathy, global competency but also challenges them to think about their own meaning of good to empower positivity to impact their community. Check out these stories of positivity from across the globe and submit your own!

OUR IMPACT

5522+

Students Served Since Inception

31

Communities Impacted Globally

1000+

Photo Submissions From Around the World

74%

Students develop Increased self-awareness & management skills for life success after completing the program

50+

Countries Reached by TSG Youth Art Programs & Photo Blog

GET INVOLVED

Join our movement to create a better future by empowering the next generation of leaders through art and discussion!

Partner With Us

Connect, support and learn from our students by hosting a showcase at your company, bring ‘the simple good’ and join the movement!

CONTACT

Get Involved

Be the change in our community by volunteering at one of our upcoming events, youth showcases or initiatives.

VOUNTEER

Your Support

The continuation of our subsidised programming in underserved communities in Chicago are dependent on contributions from artists, community members and supporters.

DONATE

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