Youth Arts Program

Using the universal language of visual art combined with Social Emotional Learning, and Mindfulness practices, our programs aim to enhance the mental well-being of our youth by guiding them to discover positivity within themselves and connect that to the larger world. Contact us to bring the ‘simple good’ to your school or organization.


Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the foundation of all TSG Arts Programming. We use artistic expression as a catalyst for social and emotional skill building.

Based on CASEL's framework, our curriculum integrates the 5 SEL core competencies—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making—into every phase of TSG Programs.

Our Process


Exploration of Positivity Around the World

Through our global photo blog, people from across the globe are sharing their ideas of the 'simple good’ in order to inspire our students via photography and storytelling. This helps students  discover a world beyond their own but also challenges them to think about their own meaning of the 'simple good’ to empower themselves and impact their communities.

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Expressive Creation Through the Arts

Create, create, create! We analyze what we learned about the 'simple good' around the world and have our students create artwork that demonstrates their representation of the 'simple good'. We use various artistic mediums to achieve this such as paint, mixed media and photography.

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Public Showcase in Creative Institutions

There are some things we don’t learn by hearing – we learn through experience. Each program ends with a final art showcase where our students present their art to the public. Showcases expose our young people to art, career paths, public speaking and they're challenged to broaden their perspectives about what is possible. Partners also receive meaningful opportunities to connect with our students and support their development.

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What is SEL?

According to CASEL Social Emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Each of the 5 SEL Core Competencies can be found in each of our curriculum steps as shown in the infographic below.

Program Process & Pillars

Our Arts-based SEL Program is layered with trauma recovery, mindfulness practices and social emotional learning (SEL) principles to equip our youth to become self-aware, empowered, and positive leaders of the future!

Experiential Learning

Students engage with professional artists, explore communities to find their artistic subjects, and experience creative institutions first hand. We end all programs with a public showcase hosted at agencies, companies and other innovative spaces that bring new possibilities to the youth we serve.

Social Emotional Learning

SEL competencies are woven through each of our program process steps. Meditation is a self-management practice and by defining their meaning of ‘good’ and discovering it within themselves, students build self-awareness. Social realizations, awareness, and relationship building through dialogue are just a few of the ways our program implements the core of SEL.


Classes begin with a meditation session to help our students become present and ultimately build their ability to practice this skills whenever they need it.

Arts And Expression

Students are tasked throughout the program to create a final work to visually communicate the meaning of ‘good’ that they found. Using photography, painting and mixed media, students positively express themselves in order to impact the world around them.

Global Competency

Students learn about the meaning of ‘good’ from others around the world through our photo blog. We explore regions around the world and discuss the differences that make us unique and the commonalities we share. Through this dialogue, students feel a deeper connection to others in parts of the world they have never been.

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Our Partners

Meet the remarkable partners who share our vision and amplify our impact. Together, we're creating a global tapestry of change, woven with the threads of collaboration and shared purpose.