The ChalkWild Journey: Where Art, Confidence, and Resilience Meet 🎨🚀

California Office of Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), inspired by young entrepreneurial success like Hien, launches “The Future Is Now” program to empower, promote, and inspire the next generation of innovative business leaders. This initiative provides resources, mentorship, and support for budding entrepreneurs, shaping California’s future business landscape and fostering a strong, inclusive environment for young minds to thrive. CalOSBA produced this video.

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What kids say

Happy Being More Creative

The backpack can help me because it makes my creative personality more creative and I can erase it to draw again. It makes me express myself and it makes me happy about being creative.

~ Makaya- Rose Ave School

Self Expression

My favorite part of the ChalkWild backpack was being able to use the Art Cards to draw on the backpack. When I draw on the backpack, I feel very expressive.

~ Naveen- YMCA student

Mind Calming

I am thankful for you inventing a good backpack. I am glad you invented it because if you did not, it wouldn’t have helped me by calming me down when I get mad.

~ Ryan- Rose Ave School

Hien’s cultivated creativity, confidence, problem-solving, and presentation skills as a ChalkWild creator and co-founder contributed significantly to his success. Alongside his friend Austin, they secured a Bronze Medal in the Interactive Game Design Category at the SkillUSA California State Competition in April 2024. Recognized by elected leaders.

What experts say

Stay focused and prepared

Our students in our after school program ADORE the backpacks. With the school’s logo on each backpack, the students feel an immense sense of pride wearing one of your backpacks. It helps them stay focused and feel prepared for the day ahead.

~ Reid Volk- Coordinator Educational Option Ceres USD .

How we can leverage this opportunity to its fullest potential.

I am interested in the prospect of expanding our collaboration through the Extended Learning Opportunities Program. Your resource presents numerous possibilities for us to explore new avenues, share knowledge, and create meaningful experiences for our students and families. Once again, thank you for your outstanding work and for being such a valuable partner. I am eager to see where our partnership takes us next.

~ Dr. Michelle Rodriguez, Stockton Unified Superintendent of Schools

Alleviate Anxiety For Children

ChalkWild has developed an exciting and innovative means of creative expression for children of all ages. Backpacks are carried throughout much of the day and ChalkWild has given them a new purpose. Children, parents and teachers will appreciate this easily accessible and mess-free access to creativity. The backpack itself is a drawing surface and erasable, vibrant markers are held within. Studies have shown that heightened levels of anxiety may affect academic performance. Even simple drawings can provide a calming effect resulting in reduced anxiety and increased access to learned information. I am excited for the contribution that ChalkWild is
making in the lives of our children!

~Margaret Hunter- Registered Art Therapist

Showcase Creativity, Build Self-Confidence

The Early Education Department is extremely impressed with the quality of backpacks we bought. The children enjoyed the write-on/wipe off surface & having their own personal backpack to showcase their creativity builds their self-confidence!

~ Christie Hendricks-Assistant Superintendent Early Education Department Merced County Office of Education

ChalkWild Empowers Minds, Inspires Creativity, and Builds Bright Futures.

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Unlock the Power of Art with ChalkWild: Research-Backed Benefits

We invite your school district to partner with ChalkWild to provide this equitable and cost-effective tool to empower students, create transformative learning experiences, improve mental health in order for students to thrive and to succeed.

I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation for the incredible video you shared with us. It was truly impressive, and I was thoroughly impressed by the quality and creativity displayed. Seeing such dedication and expertise in your work reaffirms my confidence in our continued partnership. Your commitment to excellence is evident, and I believe that together we can improve the lives of our students.

I am interested in the prospect of expanding our collaboration through the Extended Learning Opportunities Program. Your resource presents numerous possibilities for us to explore new avenues, share knowledge, and create meaningful experiences for our students and families. I have included Ms. Rogers, ELOP Director, on the email so you can discuss this further and brainstorm ideas on how we can leverage this opportunity to its fullest potential. Your expertise and contributions will undoubtedly play a crucial role in our joint success.

Once again, thank you for your outstanding work and for being such a valuable partner. I am eager to see where our partnership takes us next.

Dr. Michelle Rodriguez, Superintendent of Schools Stockton Unified School District

🎉 Partner Spotlight

After last year’s successful implementing of 3000 backpacks, Ceres Unified reinvested for 4575 students in the after-school & summer programs.

Stockton Unified invested in K-3rd graders in Expanded Learning Program with 2500 backpacks

Other School districts such as Modesto City School, Patterson Unified, Waterford Unified & Organizations such Boys & Girls Club & YMCA have also successfully implemented this transformative program.

🌎💚 Join the movement and transform after school programs with eco-friendly art therapy for enhanced emotional wellness. 💭📚🖼️

An Awesome Tool For Autistic and Special Ed Students

Dr. Vivian David-Nicolas– a respected mental health professional specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with mental and behavioral health disorders

Chalkwild backpacks are interactive and mobile, allowing children of all abilities to write and draw on them. This versatility offers a unique opportunity for social-emotional development. These backpacks serve as both a personal canvas and a communication tool, enabling children to express feelings, interests, and identities in a visually tangible form. For individuals with disabilities, who may experience challenges with verbal communication or emotional regulation, this form of expression can be especially empowering.

In a day and age where children do not have a choice about many things, the act of personalizing a backpack can help foster a sense of ownership and pride,enhancing self-esteem and promoting a positive self-concept. This is crucial for all children, including those on the autism spectrum, as it supports their emotional development and helps them build a stronger sense of identity. For those  who are learning appropriate coping skills and strategies, the backpack serves as a blank canvas to unleash and just as quickly, erase.

Moreover, these customizable backpacks can act as a social bridge, encouraging interactions with peers. Peers may see the artwork or messages on the backpacks as a starting point for conversation, thereby providing natural opportunities for social engagement. This can be particularly beneficial for children with autism, helping them to engage more fully with their social environment and practice crucial social skills in a non-threatening way based on individual interests.

Incorporating customizable features into everyday items like backpacks not only nurtures creativity and self-expression but also plays a significant role in supporting the developmental needs of divergent thinkers. This approach aligns with therapeutic goals that focus on enhancing communication, social skills, and emotional regulation, thereby contributing positively to holistic development.

🤝 Our Partners (Partial List)
  • Antone & Marie Raymus Foundation
  • Bank of Stockton
  • Boys & Girls Club at Sierra Vista Stockton
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento
  • Boys & Girls Club of Manteca
  • Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus
  • Boys & Girls Club of Tracy
  • California Water Service
  • Center For Human Services in Stanislaus County
  • Ceres Unified School District
  • Community Foundation of San Joaquin
  • KIPP School in Stockton
  • First 5 of San Joaquin
  • Manteca Unified School District
  • Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation
  • Merced County Office of Education Department
  • Mossdale Elementary School
  • New Hope Elementary School
  • Patterson Joint Unified School District
  • PG&E
  • San Joaquin County Children & Youth Task Force
  • San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors
  • Sierra Vista Children & Family Services Stanislaus & Merced County
  • Sozosei Community Foundation
  • Standiford Union School District
  • Stockton Unified School District
  • United Cerebral Palsy Central California
  • United Way of Stanislaus County and San Joaquin County
  • YMCA of San Joaquin

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