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OUR MISSION

The Simple Good is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is connect the meaning of ‘good’ from around the world to empower youth to be positive activists through art and discussion. Through public art projects and youth art programming, 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.

THE TRAUMA OF VIOLENCE

It’s no secret the prevalence of trauma and violence impact our youth everyday. This violence goes beyond those directly involved in it, it also impacts those that witness it

67%

Of youth have been exposed or witnessed violence

76%

Increased likelihood of having one or more delays in their language, emotional, or brain development due to trauma

53%

Of children ages 3-17 have one or more emotional, behavioral, or developmental condition

75%

Children who are in need of mentalhelp do not receive it

15x

More likely to attempt suicide

5x

More likely to drop out of school if youth not exposed to arts

DISCOVERING GOOD

An 8-week program using social-emotional learning and mindfulness—designed to take students through a path of discovering different meanings of ‘good’ from around the world.

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