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A selection full of fun ways to reflect, meditate and connect to your #simplegood through art.  
TSG Social Emotional Learning Based Art Activity Book
TSG Social Emotional Learning Based Art Activity Book
TSG Social Emotional Learning Based Art Activity Book

TSG Social Emotional Learning Based Art Activity Book

Regular price $20.00
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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 Book and we have received over 3000 requests from 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, and we encourage you to pick up additional copies for you and your loved ones.

To increase your impact and get even more books into the hands of the students who need them most, please consider donating here.

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. 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!

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The Simple Good SEL-Based Art Activity Book - Chicago Edition
The Simple Good SEL-Based Art Activity Book - Chicago Edition
The Simple Good SEL-Based Art Activity Book - Chicago Edition
The Simple Good SEL-Based Art Activity Book - Chicago Edition
The Simple Good SEL-Based Art Activity Book - Chicago Edition

The Simple Good SEL-Based Art Activity Book - Chicago Edition

Regular price $25.00
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You can now purchase our 2nd Edition of The Simple Good Art Activity Book!

The Simple Good Art Activity Book synthesizes our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Mindfulness-based curriculum into a printed art activity coloring book! Our art activity book is packed with mindfulness meditations, thought-provoking journal prompts and captivating coloring pages created by some of Chicago's most notable artists. Each page challenges readers to grow in self-awareness, mindfulness, and to understand their meaning of 'the simple good'. Just like our students in the classroom, readers will take a journey in identifying positivity in their lives and their communities, developing an understanding of how they can use their 'simple goods' to change the world. 

Your book purchase sponsors one book for a TSG student in need! To increase your impact and get even more books into the hands of the students who need them most, please consider donating here.

Thank you to Allstar Press , Chicago Bulls and the following 23 (in Chicago fashion-Go BULLS) contributing artists for helping bring our 2nd SEL Art Activity book to life:

 Alyssa Low - Ariel Sinha -  Chris Orta - Conrad Javier - Danny J. Martinez 
Delisha McKinney - Dwight White - ELLOO - Griffin Goodman - Goosenek
-Julia Franco - Kate Lynn Lewis - Katie Lukes - Kayla Mahaffey - Mac Blackout 
Nate Otto - Nina Palomba - Penny Pinch - Sergio Farfan - Steve Seeley
Totes Ferosh - Ollie Tousius (TSG Contribution) - Priya Shah (TSG Contribution)

 

HISTORY OF THE SIMPLE GOOD ART ACTIVITY BOOK BELOW:The first Simple Good SEL-based Art Activity Book (2020 launch) is a beautiful tool of hope that emerged during the pandemic as we realized that many of our communities did not have access to the internet to participate in our virtual programs. In response to the drastic inequities in mental health and education access in Chicago, we collaborated with artists from around the world to create a physical book with our SEL and Mindfulness-based curriculum. Within the first year of publishing we received 3,000 book requests from schools across Chicago. Today, The Simple Good's SEL-Based Art Activity Books (2020) continues to be used in the classrooms and by adults alike!

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Sheroes of COVID-19: Women leading in the crisis (The Unwelcome Stranger: COVID Learning Series) Paperback
Sheroes of COVID-19: Women leading in the crisis (The Unwelcome Stranger: COVID Learning Series) Paperback

Sheroes of COVID-19: Women leading in the crisis (The Unwelcome Stranger: COVID Learning Series) Paperback

Regular price $20.00
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"Sheroes of COVID: The women leading in the crisis" is a global, crowdsourced collection of stories that recognizes the disproportionate exposure and impact of women during the COVID-19 pandemic. The book focuses on the positive stories happening around the world, recognizing heroines, unsung or often sung, who has led during the crisis. The story is part of a series of books to help children and families navigate the complexities of the crisis. Praise for Sheroes of COVID-19: “So important. So relatable. So human. Sheroes of COVID-19 is an inspiration to our families in a time when we need just that. This is a great learning opportunity for people as young as 4 and old as 104. It is a leadership book, a geography book, a hopeful book, and an understanding book.”— Geraldine Laybourne, first President of Nickelodeon and advocate for children and women“This special book shows how women are leading during the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter who you are or where you come from, you can make life better for your community. Just look around you, then take initiative to make things better. And keep reading and encourage others to do the same!” — Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson, Harvard University Professor, and Founder, The Basics“Everyone can be a leader because everyone can help in some way—even in a scary time like this. I am sure these amazing women leaders will inspire you because when women lead, positive changes happen.”— Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues“Sheroes of COVID-19 is a wonderful resource to foster conversations between children and adults. These essential conversations will help the readers of this book recognize the power of ordinary women to do extraordinary things to mitigate human suffering during the most serious pandemic in a century.”— Dr. Fernando M. Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pangea Educational Development (September 10, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 53 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1735681202
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1735681207
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 - 12 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7.1 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.27 x 0.13 x 11.69 inches
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Sheroes of COVID-19 [Chicago Edition] Comic Book
Sheroes of COVID-19 [Chicago Edition] Comic Book
Sheroes of COVID-19 [Chicago Edition] Comic Book

Sheroes of COVID-19 [Chicago Edition] Comic Book

Regular price $15.00
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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.

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TSG Sketch Book Pack
TSG Sketch Book Pack

TSG Sketch Book Pack

Regular price $20.00
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TSG x ProArt Hardbound Sketchbook Pack

Includes:

- 11" x 8-1/2" ProArt Hardbound Sketchbook 

- Kneaded Rubber 

-Clear, netted travel case

- TSG Branded Stickers 

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A selection full of fun ways to reflect, meditate and connect to your #simplegood through art.