We believe the development of self-awareness leads to empathy, generosity and unity. When we better understand our self we desire to express our core values and beliefs creatively. This kind of empowerment has the ability to shape purposeful lives and affect our larger communities.
We focus on connecting students to self, others and the planet. Creative, intuitive minds are the best problem solvers. Thus, we help students discover their innate passions and talents through play. We encourage them to express their unique voice, collaborate, and share their gifts with the world.
We provide motivating murals, experiential events, and an art based social and emotional learning curriculum for aligned schools and community organizations across the world. We set our youth up for success by educating their whole being and inspiring them to live their most creative life.
To inspire global citizenship through art, meditation, and mindfulness education.
How We Are Impacting
We use art to share ideas, emotions, and resources in an effort to explore options that lead to real solutions.
A unique mindfulness curriculum enriched with lesson plans that include exercises, art, and meditation as a tangible tools for students to converse, express and reflect.
Often used as an introductory for our curriculum, these workshops are a great way to engage and captivate student's attention and interest in creative self-expression.
A collaborative process that transforms public spaces to create a sustainable site-specific artwork and permanent message of inspiration and empowerment.
Fostering The Movement
The power of conversations. Choose to be open. Create and hold a safe space to support one another.
We provide a warm supportive environment where students can share feelings like anger or excitement and discourse about topics like bullying, conflict, and celebrations.
Giving Voice For The Silent
We shine a light on tough conversations. We believe that the first step in overcoming personal challenge is being heard. We encourage open and constructive dialogue.
We strive to become a modeled social justice program by being of service to a wide variety of youth, not segregated by demographic, ethnic or economic backgrounds.
The kids at Salvation Army love the team cultivated by True Connection. Their commitment every week has given the students here a chance to build relationship, learn to trust, and find strength in their vulnerability. The art work they make have powerful messages that have parents joining in the conversation throughout the week.
Transitioning into high school is a scary thing. We had a fireside chat with all my close friends and we learned how to be a better friend and support through rough times. We did fun activities that made me really understand how beautiful I really am.
Janae P., 14 years old
True Connection is an important and necessary organization that provides services vital to any child’s social, emotional, and cultural development. The staff are a radiant team of visionaries that put this ideal into practice with a curriculum involving creative and sensitive mediums of expression.
It was really awesome to have people open up and truly connect. We made appreciation letters for our parents. My Mom, loved it and cried. I am learning how to be a better daughter, friend, and stranger so I can be the change in the world when I am older.
Saige C., 14 years old
The guides are so easy to follow along. I love how they leave us with DIY videos that help explain how to execute the art project. Meditation is new to the kids, but to my surprise, they have accepted it very well!