10th Annual City Of Big Dreams
Celebrating A Decade of Showcasing the 'Simple Good' of Chicago through the Arts GET TICKETS
We Empower
Youth Around The World
By connecting the meaning of
good through art and discussion
We Develop
The Future Leaders Of The World
Through Social Emotional Learning &
Mindfulness based Art residency programs
Inspired by our youth.
To support our youth.
TSG Merch is inspired by our students' meaning of
'the simple good' and supports TSG Art Programs

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.


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 and community centers to uplift students with positive mindset, art expression and activism.


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.

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 amplify positivity to impact their community. Check out these stories of positivity from across the globe and submit your own!



Students Served Since Inception


Communities Impacted Globally


Photo Submissions From Around the World


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


Countries Reached by TSG Youth Art Programs & Photo Blog


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!


Get Involved

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


Your Support

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