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We Want To Teach Children How To Use Art To Handle Physical And Emotional Stress, And Break The Cycle Of Generational Trauma And Dysfunction.

The BIG JOY Journal features 90 journaling prompts and activities designed to empower children to realize their potential by deepening their understanding of emotional intelligence and helping them develop a positive mindset.

Through fun illustrations and engaging journaling prompts, The BIG JOY Journal turns education into a uniquely creative journey, and is designed for kids in elementary school, typically ages 5-10.


According to the National Institute of Health, developing emotional Intelligence at an early age has been as one of the most important predictors of mental health, and academic or professional success.

So Surrendered Artist has created The BIG JOY Journal, inspired to be an accompaniment tool for the Journaling For Joy workshop, and is designed to be a powerful independent resource for young people.

What is the 

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The BIG JOY Journal is designed to help children grow in these key areas:

* Inspire a positive mindset 

* Enhance creative thinking

* Realize their potential

* Understand their emotions

* Triumph over self-doubt

* Show more compassion to themselves and to the world

We achieve this by focusing on four primary categories which are color coded throughout the journal:


DREAMS: To give yourself permission to DREAM BIG and envision the life you want to create.

REFLECTION: To give yourself space to reflect on experiences you have had in the past, and to either celebrate how you handled it, or decide what you would do differently next time.

CREATIVITY: To use your imagination to express yourself and to create more beauty in your life through art.

EMOTIONS: To recognize how you are feeling in real time, and begin learning how to choose JOY over self doubt.

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$10,000 Donation
Purposeful Patron

$5,000 Donation
Benevolent Benefactor

$2,500 Donation
Artistic Ally

$1,000 Donation
Favored Friend

Up to 500 Books + In-person workshop + published video & educational content 

  • [:30-:90 sec] Co-branded placements (if desired)

  • Option for product placements integrated within video world environment (e.g. food and beverage, mugs, magazines, items of any sort)

Up to 250 Books + In-person  workshop 

  • Co-branded promotional graphics and dedicated social media posts promoting your involvement

  • Thematic IG Live

Up to 125 Books + Virtual SA Hosted Workshop

  • Website & Newsletter spotlight

  • Opportunity for an interview for sponsor’s use to be published on social media

Up to 50 Books - The BIG JOY Journal for kids

  • Logo or name inclusion on website, newsletter & select social media posts recognizing your support

The BIG JOY Journal Campaign Support

Your generosity will enable us to continue our organizational operations, and to donate The BIG JOY Journal and other valuable resources at no cost to youth communities in need!

Donations at higher tiers come with all the perks from lower tiers as well.

Every bit of support helps us move closer to achieving our goals.

Surrendered Artist is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, EIN# 84-2482571.

No tax-deductible donation is too small, and are humbly and graciously accepted.

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