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STUK Designs: Be a Go-Giver!

A community of women providing art and Self Love programs to girls in underserved communities.

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Campaign Ends on September 30, 2021

Project Description

STUK Designs is a community of women who promote self love and creativity to underserved girls of color globally, through arts-driven programming and a clothing brand. 

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

 

 

WHAT WE OFFER

STUK Designs (pronounced "stuck"), stands for Strong, Talented, United, and Knowledgeable. STUK Designs is a community of women who promote self love and creativity to underserved girls of color globally, through arts-driven programming and a clothing brand.

 

WHO ARE WE?

We are advocating women who currently provide programs in Ghana and the U.S., and we are expanding daily.  STUK uplifts and educates through our shop, a blog, two programs, STUK Academy (art classes) and events. STUK art merchandise proceeds go towards two programs. STUK’s philosophy is “Self Love First”, we believe that in teaching young girls self love, they will carry that Love through their adolescence and into their careers.

 

WHAT ARE OUR FOUR CAMPAIGN GOALS?

 

1. STUK Designs would not existence without the collective support of our members! You are magic! The consistent revenue we've generated thus far has kept us in operation since 2017 in our studio in Inglewood,  but due to covid we had to close the doors in 2020. We now wish to open a larger space in Inglewood, CA.  Help us keep our lights on, keep running, and create a safe space for the girls who need it most! #blackgirlslivesmatter 

 

2. We want to scale our impact and expand our two programs so that we can help more girls. It is predicted that over 20 million girls will be out of school post pandemic and we want to keep girls in school and ensure that they are getting the art education, tools, and supplies that are needed. But in order for girls to be creatively fulfilled we first have to make sure their basic needs are met. We do this through our FLY Girl grant program.

 

3. We will expand our digital platform and resources. We will up the quality of our podcast, online courses, and digital downloads. We want the highest quality digital academy as possible so that we can connect with and bring together girls around the globe.

 

4. We will expand our digital platform and resources. We will up the quality of our podcast, online courses, and digital downloads. We want the highest quality digital academy as possible so that we can connect with and bring together girls around the globe.

 

 

 

WHY ARE WE CROWDFUNDING?

 

THE PROBLEM

More than 1.5 billion students around the world have faced school closures due to covid-19. Since the pandemic began we have worked hard to raise funds so that girls can still have education and art resources. There is little to no representation of girls and women within the art world - less than 3% of works of art in permanent U.S. museums collections are by black women.

 

Most young women aren’t taught self-love, and lacking self-love can negatively affect the way a person engages with their reality including their academics, self-expression and social life. Self-love is the foundation for all other forms of love, and can promote success in every area of your life if it is practiced daily and intentionally.

 

 

THE SOLUTION

We are the pioneers of 'Self Love Art' education. Evidence-based research correlates confidence with artistic expression, but has yet to explore the correlation between artistic expression and Self Love. We have found little to no content, research and studies done on Self Love Art Education, so this is a struggle but also an opportunity.

 

Self-Love is temporary when it is not a priority. It is the infinite journey of choosing yourself first and owning who you are completely and unconditionally. We believe this area of study is needed to prove that Self Love in childhood fosters positive outcomes in adulthood.

 

THIS IS A HUMANITARIAN ISSUE

We view this as a HUMANITARIAN ISSUE and our solution is our two programs that directly combat  these challenges and alleviates anxiety and depression. By combining art and self-love, and by doing so we can improve the mental health of girls suffering from trauma so that they can develop a positive self image and reach the highest expression of their being. And we know it works, because we’ve seen the impact in our own lives and in the lives of girls we work with.

 

WHAT STUK HAS DONE PRE FUNDING: PROGRAMMING

STUK Programs

 

1. The Little Heartists Program teaches underserved kids Self Love, through art. This program helps children affected by anxiety, stress, trauma, social media addiction, or depression find new ways to share their feelings and experiences by incorporating meditation and intention setting into each lesson. This program provides kids with the tools they need to love themselves authentically. This program provides kids with custom art kits that pair with digital online lessons or printable PDF lessons for kids with no wifi access.

2. The F.L.Y. Girl Initiative is our grant program for girls ages 5 to 23. It is specifically designed to fight the international girls education crisis one girl at a time on a global level. Our education partners; teachers, community leaders, youth center owners etc. alert us to girls who are in need of support. We are supporting #STUKGIRLS from Kumasi, Ghana to the U.S. They now need our help more than ever!

THE PRODUCT: HOW IT SOLVES THE PROBLEM

 

We produce and art collection, merch collection and art self love kits. All of our merchandise is embedded with self love affirmations and positivity. With funding we will professionally manufacture our current Little Heartist art kits so that we can mass produce them and disperse them to girls in deeply undeserved global communities who may not even have wifi access. We will also give away our artwork and art merchandise to girls who need it most! 

 

THE SPACE: STUK STUDIO

We plan to open STUK Studio in Inglewood. It is an interactive co-working space, art academy, and gallery event space. We will bring in girls from underserved communities and provide them with a safe space to grow in self love, learn art, evolve creatively and thrive!

 

TEAM STORY

 

Hey beautiful community! We call ourselves the dream team, because we have to be vivid dreamers to have made it this far. We dream, believe and execute. We are a team who leads with love and exemplifies STUK's values of: creativity, Love & positivity, empowerment and community. We are a global team that leads with Love. We are strong, talented, united and knowledgeable. 

 

WITH SO MUCH GRATITUDE: THANK YOU!

Let’s be honest: we shouldn’t have to convince ANYONE that arts education is impactful and important. However, funding for arts education is a constant battle - especially after COVID-19. Which doesn’t make much sense when now more than ever, kids need access to the arts in order to cope with difficult emotions and lack of creativity!

It’s our mission to promote this sense of creativity to underserved girls of color through arts-driven programming. With your help, we can enrich the lives of kids that will define our society for generations to come!

You can find other ways to give (via Venmo or Paypal) or and become a monthly donor at: stukdesigns.org/give or our instagram: @STUKDESIGNS !! 

 

 

 

THANK YOU STUK COMMUNITY!

Don't forget to share our custom GIF's in your Instagram stories when you donate. Search them under "STUK Designs" or "stukgirl"!

 

 

Remember:

YOU ARE LOVED.

YOU ARE IMPACTFUL.

YOU ARE LIMITLESS.

YOU ARE PURE GENIUS.

YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH RIGHT NOW.

YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE.

YOU GOT THIS.

WE SEE YOU. WE HONOR YOU. WE VALUE YOU.

 

THANK YOU!

 

 

 

Updates

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • We ship upon campaign completion date 
  • For any questions please email us at yasqueen@stukdesigns.org
  • Follow us on Instagram: @stukdesigns

 

 

Ashleigh Brown
07/29/2021
Good Connections!
$55
Lucila Roysden
07/29/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Ariel
07/26/2021
Monetary Contribution
$15
07/20/2021
STUK To You
$111
Byrone Price
07/20/2021
STUK To You
$111
Christina Perricone
07/17/2021
Good Connections!
$55
Corey
07/16/2021
STUK To You
$111
Nadia
07/14/2021
Virtual Posi Vibes!
$25
Nyah
07/13/2021
Virtual Posi Vibes!
$25
megan kavanaugh
07/13/2021
Virtual Posi Vibes!
$25
Monetary Contribution

No Reward: A "just because I care" Love donation! 

Every dollar creates an impact! Our girls are grateful for any amount you give!

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25.00 USD
Virtual Posi Vibes!

We are vitally sending you Good Vibes Only! We are deeply thankful and grateful for your STUK campaign support. You are so Loved.

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10 Supporters
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55.00 USD
Good Connections!
  • A personal donor "thank you" shoutout on the @STUKDESIGNS Instagram stories
  • Access to the STUKGIRL Playlist on Spotify
  • STUK Social Society Membership on the App Clubhouse
  • STUK Social Society Membership on Facebook
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111.00 USD
STUK To You

Custom STUK Sticker Pack 

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150.00 USD
STUK on You Two

Another sticker pack! "Speak it into Existence" & "Work on you for you".

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200.00 USD
STUK In Your Bag

#STUKGIRL Penny Tote Bag

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250.00 USD
#STUKGIRL PENNY Pullover Hoodie

#STUKGIRL Penny illustration hoodie sweatshirt 

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300.00 USD
STUK on Chill

A #STUKGIRL Penny Chiller for your wine (wine not included - unfortunately)

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333.00 USD
STUK On Your Bag

STUK Tie Tye Duffle Bag

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600.00 USD
Wax Melts by Pacheque's Corner

Wax melts are small, scented pieces of wax designed to be gently heated to release their fragrance. They're like candles but without the wick, meaning that they require a wax warmer to melt and diffuse the fragrance.  Pacheque's Corner's wax melts smell like heaven! 

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STUK on Brunch

Free Brunch ticket + pre brunch goodie bag

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1,500.00 USD
STUK on Affirmation Cards

Custom #STUKGIRL Illustration Affirmation Card Deck

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STUK on Self Love Affirmation Cards

A Custom Affirmation Card Deck:

  • Self Love reminders at your fingertips
  • Hand Drawn Illustrations
  • Playing Card Deck Size
  • Perfect for taking them on the go
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The Glow Up

1:1 Career or Relationship reading by STUK Community Member: Destiny of Reflection of Des - An intuitive tarot reader based in South Carolina. Her goal is to give you the guidance you need to transform into the highest version of yourself!

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STUK on Oakland

A 6 Month Membership Pass to work at our partner co-working, conference, gallery and event space in Oakland, CA called: OAKSTOP

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10,000.00 USD
Your Own Custom #STUKGIRL Logo Art

A Custom #STUKGIRL Logo Illustration of yourself or someone you Love!

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11,000.00 USD
The Level Up

Stacy Trujeque is a STUK Partner. She is also an Author and Beauty/Self Worth coach at EXALT HER Media and a Licensed Aesthetician/Owner of Adarae Beauty & Skin Care. Stacy is excited to share her book EXALT HER: 12 Ways to Unleash Your Unstoppable Beauty! Stay is guiding women to rise beyond what she thinks is possible - align with her divine gifts, attune to her feminine & MAGNETIZE her deepest desires.

  • Copy of her Book
  • Reclaim Your Power (Hour)- 1 Hour Call
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

No Reward: A "just because I care" Love donation! 

Every dollar creates an impact! Our girls are grateful for any amount you give!

1097 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Virtual Posi Vibes!

We are vitally sending you Good Vibes Only! We are deeply thankful and grateful for your STUK campaign support. You are so Loved.

990 Left
10 Supporters
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55.00 USD
Good Connections!
  • A personal donor "thank you" shoutout on the @STUKDESIGNS Instagram stories
  • Access to the STUKGIRL Playlist on Spotify
  • STUK Social Society Membership on the App Clubhouse
  • STUK Social Society Membership on Facebook
1101 Left
10 Supporters
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111.00 USD
STUK To You

Custom STUK Sticker Pack 

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6 Supporters
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150.00 USD
STUK on You Two

Another sticker pack! "Speak it into Existence" & "Work on you for you".

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4 Supporters
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200.00 USD
STUK In Your Bag

#STUKGIRL Penny Tote Bag

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1 Supporter
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250.00 USD
#STUKGIRL PENNY Pullover Hoodie

#STUKGIRL Penny illustration hoodie sweatshirt 

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1 Supporter
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300.00 USD
STUK on Chill

A #STUKGIRL Penny Chiller for your wine (wine not included - unfortunately)

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0 Supporters
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333.00 USD
STUK On Your Bag

STUK Tie Tye Duffle Bag

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0 Supporters
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600.00 USD
Wax Melts by Pacheque's Corner

Wax melts are small, scented pieces of wax designed to be gently heated to release their fragrance. They're like candles but without the wick, meaning that they require a wax warmer to melt and diffuse the fragrance.  Pacheque's Corner's wax melts smell like heaven! 

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1,111.00 USD
STUK on Brunch

Free Brunch ticket + pre brunch goodie bag

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1,500.00 USD
STUK on Affirmation Cards

Custom #STUKGIRL Illustration Affirmation Card Deck

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3,000.00 USD
STUK on Self Love Affirmation Cards

A Custom Affirmation Card Deck:

  • Self Love reminders at your fingertips
  • Hand Drawn Illustrations
  • Playing Card Deck Size
  • Perfect for taking them on the go
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4,500.00 USD
The Glow Up

1:1 Career or Relationship reading by STUK Community Member: Destiny of Reflection of Des - An intuitive tarot reader based in South Carolina. Her goal is to give you the guidance you need to transform into the highest version of yourself!

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0 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
STUK on Oakland

A 6 Month Membership Pass to work at our partner co-working, conference, gallery and event space in Oakland, CA called: OAKSTOP

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0 Supporters
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10,000.00 USD
Your Own Custom #STUKGIRL Logo Art

A Custom #STUKGIRL Logo Illustration of yourself or someone you Love!

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0 Supporters
Select this reward
11,000.00 USD
The Level Up

Stacy Trujeque is a STUK Partner. She is also an Author and Beauty/Self Worth coach at EXALT HER Media and a Licensed Aesthetician/Owner of Adarae Beauty & Skin Care. Stacy is excited to share her book EXALT HER: 12 Ways to Unleash Your Unstoppable Beauty! Stay is guiding women to rise beyond what she thinks is possible - align with her divine gifts, attune to her feminine & MAGNETIZE her deepest desires.

  • Copy of her Book
  • Reclaim Your Power (Hour)- 1 Hour Call
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0 Supporters
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