😃What Students Say

“Good fun. It’s like making a customizable backpack.”

“Pretty cool. Get to draw, have fun, washable to do again.”

“I enjoy being to draw to express myself. I like the pens best.”

“Love it. Drawing on them is fun for me since I can do it with my friends.”

“I love my backpack & the markers allow me to make my backpack cool.”

“Fun. If you are bored, you can draw in the car.”

🧠What Mental Health Experts Say

“My published research shows that just 20 minutes of drawing can improve working memory, our brain’s control center. So what are you waiting for? Pick one of these fantastic backpacks & get drawing!” ~ Dr. Tracy Packiam, Alloway Psychology Professor of University of North Florida, Mental Wellness Expert, TEDx Speaker

“A great on-the-go resource for children who love to draw … may help to ease feelings of anxiety or stress & help to regulate emotions. Can be used as a canvas at any time & … very helpful for children who are always moving or have attention difficulties. I would recommend!”. ~ Dr. Ganielle Hooper, Certified Pediatric Mental Health Specialist & Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Founder & CEO of Axis Hope, LLC

“An exciting and innovative means of creative expression for children of all ages. … Studies have shown heightened levels of anxiety may affect academic performance. … I am excited for the contribution that ChalkWild  is making in the lives of our children!” ~ Margaret Hunter, Registered Art Therapist

“Hien has a brilliant product in the ChalkWild … Benefits of art therapy for traumatized or stressed children are proven. It gives adults a window into the thoughts & emotions of the child. I highly recommend the ChalkWild Erasable Backpack to programs & parents!” ~ Dave Lockridge, Executive Director of ACE Overcomer Center For Resilience

“The [7 year old] kid that had his backpack for a month, his mom says he loves it! He is in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) at school. To help with the child’s concentration his mom said the backpack has helped … His mom said the teacher find it very helpful … His mom is very grateful!” ~ Yoland Ruiz, Pathways to HOPE Program Manager, Camp HOPE America – San Diego Alliance for HOPE International

I loved the creative educational curriculum & the multiple uses of the magic backpack that can suit both non-clinical & clinical support for children. I highly recommend this [ChalkWild] as it can strength children’s brain architecture promoting their social-emotional development. It is essential to all future learning, behavior & health.” ~ Ho Ying Chu, MSQ, Psy.D, Trauma-Informed Clinician, Mental Health Trainer & Author Of “Dr.Chu’s ABC’s of Emotions”

📚What Educators Say

“The backpacks were a great way to get to know the kids. It gave them freedom to use drawings, symbols & words to express themselves. These are great tools for getting to know one another.” ~ Executive Director of Unbound Stockton

“It keeps our youth concentrated, focused & engaged in activities they’re doing.  My staff also finds it a cool & awesome concept & they also enjoy working on the backpacks themselves!” ~ Mr. Rodrigo, Site Coordinator Of Boys & Girls Club At Aspire Charter School Sites In Stanislaus County

“I am glad to be able to have a powerful tool for art & reflection in a backpack– something that every kid should have & now is an opportunity to reflect on their best selves as well.” ~ KimAnh Truong-Munoz, KIPP School Stockton Principal

“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 of Education

“We are excited about the backpacks. The backpacks are such innovative use of an everyday product.” ~ Dr. Lupe Jaime-Mileham, Senior Director, Early Care & Education Office of Fresno County Superintendent of Schools

“The kids really enjoyed the curriculum. We did notice they were able to open up & discuss more about themselves through drawing and talking.” ~ Moises Coria, Branch Manager Of Sierra Vista – Stockton Boys & Girls Clubs

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