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Welcome to the world of the simple good

TSG Merch is directly inspired by our youth to support our youth to become positive leaders that will change the world through their meaning of the 'simple good.'

Each piece of our merchandise tells an inspiring story about the communities that we serve through the eyes of our students. When you wear our merch you amplify our student's stories and help spread the collective #good around the globe!

All proceeds help provide TSG Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness-based Arts Programs to youth across Chicago. Together we can amplify positivity in the world in order to fuel the dreams of our youth.

Limited-Edition TSG QUOTE TEES

TSG Art Programs invite students to share their meaning of the ‘simple good’, and how they’ll use to change the world! Every year, the public votes to decide which powerful student artist statements will be featured on our annual release of TSG Quote Tees! Check out our merch and the simple good story behind each item!
'There is Beauty in the Struggle' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
'There is Beauty in the Struggle' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
'There is Beauty in the Struggle' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
'There is Beauty in the Struggle' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
'There is Beauty in the Struggle' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

'There is Beauty in the Struggle' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

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"My simple good is ‘there’s beauty in the struggle” because I want people to embrace the challenges they face. My simple good came from connections to people in Chicago who I see dealing with difficulties in their work and personal lives. I made a collage of people and quotes that relate to the beauty in the struggle. I plan on improving my community by helping people realize the good in seemingly bad neighborhoods and situations. This is important to me because many people fear obstacles, but if you find the beauty in them, you’ll see them as opportunities for growth."

—Aziz E., 12th Grade

Unisex Lightweight T-Shirt | Anvil 980

100% ring-spun, pre-shrunk cotton

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    'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Light Grey Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Light Grey Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Light Grey Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Light Grey Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Light Grey Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Light Grey Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

    'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Light Grey Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

    Regular price $30.00
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    “My simple goods are sunsets, winter and Harold's fried chicken. I love chicken because it is so good and delicious. I love Chicago because even though it is violent it has many other beautiful qualities.” - Ajia, Auburn Gresham, Chicago.

    All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective. 

    This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

    • All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective. 
    • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
    • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
    • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
    • Side-seamed

    Size guide

      S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
    Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
    Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30


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    'GROWTH' UNI-SEX SHORT SLEEVE TEE
    'GROWTH' UNI-SEX SHORT SLEEVE TEE
    'GROWTH' UNI-SEX SHORT SLEEVE TEE

    'GROWTH' UNI-SEX SHORT SLEEVE TEE

    Regular price $30.00
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    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select 5 students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs.

    This TSG Tee is inspired by TSG Youth Ambassador, Joeal A., from Pilsen, Check out her meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    "My ‘simple good’ is growth because I want to continue growing in different areas, but in a proper way. I don’t want to rush the process because in doing so I won’t end up with the results I’m seeking. My ‘simple good’ was inspired by the quote  "He Who Would Climb a Ladder Must Begin at the Bottom."  My ‘simple good’ is shown in my photo because when building a skyscraper you always start from the bottom to end with positive results. However, starting from the top is unrealistic and will have horrible results. Just like in real life, when you start something you have to take all the necessary steps to accomplish it. You can’t just start from the top while skipping all the proper steps to reach there. This also showcases my journey in growing without rushing things. I plan on using my meaning of the ‘simple good’ to improve my community and change the world by using my growth as a person to inspire my community to do better as a whole, and to show them it’s not impossible to achieve our goals. This is important to me because growing has always been a part of my life, and I hope to continue to grow as a person to help myself and those around me."

    - JOEAL A., 11TH GRADE, HYDE PARK

    This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

    Unisex Lightweight T-Shirt | Anvil 980

    100% ring-spun, pre-shrunk cotton

    •  All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective.

    Size guide

      S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
    Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
    Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
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    BEAUTY IN EVERYTHING UNISEX TEE
    BEAUTY IN EVERYTHING UNISEX TEE
    BEAUTY IN EVERYTHING UNISEX TEE
    BEAUTY IN EVERYTHING UNISEX TEE
    BEAUTY IN EVERYTHING UNISEX TEE

    BEAUTY IN EVERYTHING UNISEX TEE

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    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs. 

    This "Beauty In Everything" Tee is inspired by TSG Youth Ambassador, Precious D., from Hyde Park. Check out her meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    Student Simple Good Statement

    My ‘simple good’ is to find the beauty in everything because it allows us to appreciate the little things. My ‘simple good’ was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend about the importance of keeping a positive mindset and finding beauty in all situations. I depicted my ‘simple good’ in my art by making the picture focus on the beauty in the photo. I wanted the picture to seem a little more dramatic and make the flowers pop more as that’s the beauty that came out of the photo for me. I plan on using my meaning of the ‘simple good’ to improve my community and change the world by teaching and showing others to always find the beauty in things even in a world of negativity. This is important to me because nowadays there is so much negativity and a lot of the time we try to sit and dwell on things we can’t change. Instead we can find the good or beauty of a situation even when it doesn’t work in our favor. 

    - Precious D., 10th Grade, Hyde Park, Chicago 

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    'SAVE THE EARTH' SHORT-SLEEVE UNISEX TEE
    'SAVE THE EARTH' SHORT-SLEEVE UNISEX TEE
    'SAVE THE EARTH' SHORT-SLEEVE UNISEX TEE

    'SAVE THE EARTH' SHORT-SLEEVE UNISEX TEE

    Regular price $30.00
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    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select 5 students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs.

    This TSG Tee is inspired by TSG Youth Ambassador, Aiden S. from  Little Village. Check out his meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    "My ‘simple good’ is saving the earth because I know that many people don't throw away trash properly, and it ends up in the oceans. My ‘simple good’ was inspired by looking outside, and seeing lots of plastic bags flying around, or seeing bottled waters out on the sidewalk. I depicted my ‘simple good’ in my art by drawing my message using pencil and colored pencils. I plan on using my meaning of the ‘simple good’ to improve my community and change the world by showing people that we aren't properly throwing away our trash, and there isn't an “Earth B” for us. This is important to me because I want everyone to take care of our planet, not just your community. Again, we don’t have an Earth B. Thank you!"

    - AIDEN S., 6th Grade, LITTLE VILLAGE, CHICAGO 

    This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

    Unisex Lightweight T-Shirt | Anvil 980

    100% ring-spun, pre-shrunk cotton

    •  All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective.

    Size guide

      S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
    Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
    Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
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    LA PAIX ET L'AMOUR | PEACE AND LOVE UNISEX TEE
    LA PAIX ET L'AMOUR | PEACE AND LOVE UNISEX TEE
    LA PAIX ET L'AMOUR | PEACE AND LOVE UNISEX TEE
    LA PAIX ET L'AMOUR | PEACE AND LOVE UNISEX TEE

    LA PAIX ET L'AMOUR | PEACE AND LOVE UNISEX TEE

    Regular price $40.00
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    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs. 

    This "La Paix Et L'amour" Tee is inspired by TSG Youth Ambassador,  Bienvenue B .  from Rogers Park. Check out her meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    Original Artist Statement in French (La Paix Et L'amour)

    Mon bien simple est la paix et l'amour parce que j'aime vivre dans la paix. Mon bien simple a été inspiré par l'art parce que j'aime peidre. J'ai représenté mon bien simple dans mes œuvres d'art par en peigmant un symbol. J'ai l'intention d'utiliser mon sens de bien simple pour améliorer ma communauté et changer le monde par la paix parce que c'est bien d'etre en paix. C'est important pour moi parce que le fais de vivre les gens heureux me rond aussi heureux. Une bonne question simple que vous poseriez aux autres est : Pourquoi les gens m'aime pas faire la paix?

    English Translation (Love and Peace) 

    My simple good is peace and love because I like to live in peace. My simple good was inspired by art because I love to paint. I have represented my simple good in
    my artwork by painting a symbol. I intend to use my meaning of simple good to improve my community and change the world through peace because it is good to be at peace. It's important for me because having happy people makes me happy too. A good simple question you would ask others is: Why don't people like me to make peace?

    - Bienvenue B., Age 13, Rogers Park, Chicago 

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    "Create & Inspire" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Create & Inspire" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Create & Inspire" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

    "Create & Inspire" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

    Regular price $30.00
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    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select 5 students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs. 

    This "Create & Inspire" Tee is inspired by TSG Youth Ambassador, Yoselin A.  from Brighton Park. Check out her meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    My ‘simple good’ is creating and inspiring others because I like doing art. My ‘simple good’ was inspired by my friends and family and others that inspired me. I showed my ‘simple good’ in my artwork by showing art in a canvas is being creative and telling others to be inspired by others. I plan on using my meaning of the ‘simple good’ to improve my community and change the world by saying art is not just to inspire others to make something in the world that is changing the world. This is important to me because I love art and I want to be an artist when I grow up. A simple good question I would ask others is: What will you do to inspire others?

    - Yoselin A., 8TH GRADE, Brighton Park, Chicago

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    "Paz en la Villita" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Paz en la Villita" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Paz en la Villita" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Paz en la Villita" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

    "Paz en la Villita" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

    Regular price $30.00
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    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select 5 students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs. 

    This "Paz en La Villita" Tee is inspired by TSG Youth Ambassador, Brisa A.  from Little Village. Check out her meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    My ‘simple good’ is Paz en La Villita because we need peace in La Villita because there is a lot of danger. My ‘simple good’ was inspired by the shootings in La Villita which can cause a lot of disaster with the families who just lost a member. I showed my simple good in my artwork by describing how people want peace instead of violence. I plan on using my meaning of the ‘simple good’ to improve my community and change the world by having more peace in La Villita and stopping violence. This is important to me because gun violence is a daily tragedy affecting the lives of individuals around the world. More than 500 people die every day because of violence committed with firearms. A simple good question I would ask others is: Is there a cure for violence?

    - Brisa A., 6TH GRADE, Little Village, Chicago

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    "Inner Peace" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Inner Peace" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Inner Peace" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Inner Peace" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Inner Peace" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

    "Inner Peace" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

    Regular price $30.00
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    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select 5 students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs. 

    This “Inner Peace" Tee is inspired by TSG Youth Ambassador, Kimberlyn B.  from Kilbourn Park. Check out her meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    My simple good is inner peace. It is very important to take time to care for ourselves and nature can play a big role in our life to get peace. My 'simple good' was inspired by a rainy and gloomy day. I showed my simple good to show the refreshment a picture of nature can give you just by looking at it. This is important to me because when I am overwhelmed or stressed out I go out for a walk. I sometimes try to appreciate those quiet moments especially when my house tends to be very loud most of the time. I plan on using my meaning of the simple good to improve our community by reminding everyone that taking a break is not being lazy, it's self love. A simple good question I would ask others is: Where do you find your inner peace?

    - Kimberlyn B., 11TH GRADE, Kilbourn Park, Chicago

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    "Equality" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Equality" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Equality" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Equality" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
    "Equality" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

    "Equality" Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

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    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select 5 students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs. 

    This "Equality" Tee is inspired by TSG Youth Ambassador, Deshawn F.  from Roseland. Check out his meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    My ‘simple good’ is equality because I believe that people should be treated fair and have equal opportunities no matter their race, age, or even sexual preference. My ‘simple good’ was inspired by the fact that treating others inappropriately/or discriminating against them based on their beliefs. I plan on using my meaning of the ‘simple good’ to improve my community and change the world by changing others ideals that have been drilled into them by others. I say drilled because one doesn't just decide to discriminate against another. Something has to lead up to that moment or someone has influenced them into that mindset. Your beliefs shouldn't override what they like to do and what makes them happy in life. A simple good question I would ask others is: What thing in the world do you believe should be changed/fixed?

    - Deshawn F., 10TH GRADE, Roseland, Chicago

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    CAPTURE THE MOMENT UNISEX TEE

    CAPTURE THE MOMENT UNISEX TEE

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    Pre-order your "Capture The Moment" Tee inspired by TSG Ambassador, Aiden R.W., Age 13, South Loop, Chicago

    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs. 

    Check out her meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    All Orders placed are PRE-SALE Orders Only. T-shirts will be shipped by the last week of September. 

    Student Simple Good Statement: 

    My ‘simple good’ is capturing the moment because I like to capture moments
    during the day. My ‘simple good’ was inspired by how much I like to capture the
    moment in things. I depicted my ‘simple good’ in my photo by Taking a photo of a
    good setting on the rooftop. I plan on using my meaning of the ‘simple good’ to
    improve my community and change the world by using my ability to capture the
    moment during taking photos. This is important to me because I like to capture
    the moment while I'm taking photos.

    - Aiden R.W., Age 13, South Loop, Chicago

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    GLOBAL CHANGE UNISEX TEE

    GLOBAL CHANGE UNISEX TEE

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    Pre-order your "Global Change" Tee inspired by TSG Ambassador, Carlos R., Age 13, Little Village, Chicago

    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs. 

    Check out her meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    All Orders placed are PRE-SALE Orders Only. T-shirts will be shipped by the last week of September. 

    Student Simple Good Statement: 

    My ‘simple good’ is my global change because there have been many people
    that have changed the world in big ways. My ‘simple good’ was inspired by
    people that bring change to the world, like our past Presidents. I showed my
    ‘simple good’ in my artwork by taking a picture of a poster that I found interesting
    that showed all of the presidents in United States history. I plan on using the
    meaning of the ‘simple good’ to improve my community and change the world by
    telling people that they should learn about our past and history. This is important
    to me because I hope to make people understand that in learning about your past
    you are also learning about present times.

    - Carlos R., Age 13, Little Village, Chicago 

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    FINDING LIGHT UNISEX TEE

    FINDING LIGHT UNISEX TEE

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    Pre-order your "Finding Light" Tee inspired by TSG Ambassador,  Layla D.  from Kenwood, Chicago.

    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs. 

    Please note: All Orders placed are PRE-SALE Orders Only. T-shirts will be shipped by the last week of September. 

    Check out her meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    Layla's Simple Good Statement: 

    My ‘simple good’ is finding light through trials and tribulations because I
    believe it is crucial that we take time to focus on our wellbeing while taking on
    and internalizing the world around us. My ‘simple good’ was inspired by my
    grandmother. My grandmother has always taught me to see light or see the
    bigger picture in every situation I encounter even if it is small. This has taught me
    to appreciate the little things, good things, and even the bad things because life is
    too short to not take advantage of all the good things that are going on in a world
    full of chaos.

    I depicted my ‘simple good’ in my photo by showing the Nederlander Theater
    located in Downtown Chicago and the sunlight beaming behind the sign to show
    light popping out through the dark shadows in the picture. I went to see MJ The
    Musical and that was something that brought me joy throughout all the negative
    things going on in the world.

    I plan on using my meaning of the ‘simple good’ to improve my community and change the world by showing and educating people on the importance of looking at the positive even when you are surrounded by negative because it will not stay that way forever. This is important to me because I had to learn to take care of myself and know when I need a break. I’m still learning that I don’t always have to do something. I should be aware and know when I’m burnt out. This will help me not only mentally, but physically, and emotionally.

    - Layla D., Age 17, Kenwood, Chicago 

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    SMALL BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS UNISEX TEE
    SMALL BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS UNISEX TEE
    SMALL BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS UNISEX TEE
    SMALL BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS UNISEX TEE
    SMALL BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS UNISEX TEE

    SMALL BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS UNISEX TEE

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    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs. 

    This "Small Beautiful Moments" Tee is inspired by TSG Youth Ambassador, Jazleen C., from Wicker Park. Check out her meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    My 'simple good' was inspired by small beautiful moments. I took it when I was walking with my Grandma and 7 dogs. Even with the chaos (I am sure you are imagining by walking 7 dogs), I saw this sunset and wanted to capture the moment. I plan on using my meaning of the simple good to improve my community and change the world by pausing to know that it's important to see beautiful things, even when things a busy! 

    -Jazleen C , 6th Grade, Wicker Park, Chicago 

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    Every purchase supports The Simple Good’s mission to bring positivity into the lives of young people through art, empowering them to become change makers and mindful leaders. 

    Empowering OUR FUTURE LEADERS

    OUR MISSION

    To connect the meaning of ‘good’ from around the world to empower youth to bring positivity into communities through art and discussion.

    Through Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness based youth art programming and public art projects, we transcend the message that no matter where you go in the world, good means the same to all of us – and that is what connects us as human beings.

    SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

    The Simple Good (TSG) Arts Program combines Social Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, self-awareness, global consciousness, art expression and relationship building to foster positivity within our students, empowering them to become change makers and mindful leaders in the future.

    To bring The Simple Good to a school, community center or hospital near you, email us at hi@thesimplegood.org 

    WHAT'S TO COME

    All TSG Merchandise is Limited Edition and available until sold out. Check back often for the newest drops announced on this page and on social at @thesimplegood