TSG Social Emotional Learning Based Art Activity Book
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With the drastic inequities in mental health and education access in Chicago,there is a pressing demand for our SEL Art Activity Bookand we have receivedover 3000 requestsfrom our partner schools across the city.Your book purchase sponsors one book for a TSG student in need. Full of reflective activities, meditations, and beautiful coloring pages, this book is suited to kids (and adults!) of all ages, andwe encourage you to pick up additional copies for you and your loved ones.
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More Information on the TSG Art Activity Book below:
Since the COVID-19 Pandemic hit our communities, it has exacerbated inequities that have always existed in Chicago. As schools began shutting down and curriculum quickly shifted online, unequal access to internet and technology became a drastic problem, leaving over one-third of students with no access to education or mental health support in low-income communities.
In addition, the pandemic has intensified the mental health crisis which will affect generations to come. This especially impacts our low-income communities who already lack mental health resources. In response to this crisis, TSG developed our first Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Based Art Activity Book to support the well-being and mental health of our youth without internet access.
The TSG Art Activity Book synthesizes TSG's SEL-Based Art Curriculum into a printed Art Activity & Coloring Book focused on developing a student's understanding of what the 'simple good' means to them through influences of artists from all around the world. The students will take a journey of identifying positivity in their lives and their communities, developing an understanding of how they can use their 'simple goods' to change the world. The book will feature pages from incredible artists from all over the globe including Alice Pasquini (Italy), Oak Oak (France), Stinkfish (Colombia), Ivan Vazquez (Chicago), Richard Colman (San Francisco) and more!
Limited Edition 12" x 16" Screen Print by renowned Chicago Artist, Sam Kirk
We are excited to share a project with you all that has been in the works for some time now! Introducing 'Dreaming' - a fine art Limited Edition screen print made in collaboration with local artist Sam Kirk for our 8th Annual City of Big Dreams Fundraiser! With only 50 prints made, this is a limited edition drop made specifically to support our mission in empowering our youth to become change makers and mindful leaders in the future.
"This piece is inspired by the role that dreaming plays in our journey of life. It begins within us. As youngsters we begin to imagine who we could be and how we will impact the world. Our dreams often begin with our roles in our own communities and can take us to a world beyond." - Sam Kirk
During Winter 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that still dictated our realities, there was no certainty on what life would continue to look like. It was during this time when Chicago non-profits, The Simple Good and BUILD Chicago, came together to reflect on the challenges of the past year and how we can work together to create light amidst the chaos. It did not take long for the youth to become the highlight of the discussion, being inspired by the resilience they always show. It was important for us to celebrate their continued strengths, leadership, and acts of simple good that they take part in everyday in order to show the world that these are acts that truly impact others.
This compilation of comics was inspired by The Simple Good’s ‘Sheroes of COVID-19’ book, which shared stories about female sheroes from across the globe who stepped up their leadership to spread the simple good during the pandemic. We wanted to challenge our girls to also think of themselves as change agents in their worlds as Sheroes of Chicago- elevating their truths that they have discovered throughout the pandemic.
This book is written by BUILD Chicago’s BUILDing Girls 2 Women youth who will share how they are Sheroes in their Chicago communities, depicting the ways they have used their meaning of the simple good to change their world. Read their stories and join their movement in order to create a better world… together.
Proceeds of this book go to TSG and BUILD Chicago.