What could I teach at a creative workshop for 14-19 year olds?

What would be the most beneficial thing to know between 14 and 19?
What is something people enjoy despite age?
What can I teach young kinds that will give them an advantage by starting early?
What are 14 to 19 year olds into?
What are they used to hearing, how can I do the opposite?

Q1: What would be the most beneficial thing to know between 14 and 19?
1. To start building a portfolio.
2. The list of life assets that they can start accumulating right now.
3. The value of sequential content.
4. How to build an audience for their interest.
5. That you don't always have to be great, as long as you're consistently bad (illustration)
6. The value of looking where other people are not.
7. Write your ideas down.
8. How to have lots of ideas.
9. The difference between following a supposed high value job like banking vs the value of pursuing creativity.
10. The value of creating culture rather than just consuming it.

What is something people enjoy despite age?
1. Everyone loves great ideas.
2. Everyone likes things that are funny.
3. Everyone love a rags to riches story.
4. Everyone loves to see how big things are made.
5. Everyone loves to find out secrets.
6. Everyone loves to be told they're good at something.
7. Everyone loves nice surprises.
8. Everyone loves to feel like they contributed to a big project.
9. Everyone loves to get their hands dirty.
10. Everyone loves to go to bed one feeling like they're made progress today.

What can I teach young kinds that will give them an advantage by starting early?
1. How to create a vast amount of ideas quickly.
2. How to use pronto projects to create buzz.
3. Explaining to them how life assets work.
4. Explaining to them the long term strategy for creating better ideas.
5. Showing them how they can use creativity to make money.
6. Showing them what constitutes timeless design.

What are 14 to 19 year olds into?
1. Fashion
2. Music
3. Youtube
4. Gaming
5. Snapchat / Instagram
6. Eachother :)
7. Streaming
8. Following their heros.
9. Anti School
10. Emerging Tech

What are they used to hearing, how can I do the opposite?
1. Told: School is the best thing for them Not Told: Value of learning from the internet.
2. Told: You have to go to uni: Not Told: Many industries don't require university
3. Told: To get a job: Not Told: More and more people are working from home.
4. Told: Making money is how you become happy: Not Told: Past a certain amount money makes little difference.
5. Told: Creative industry is awesome!: Not Told: It's hard work at times but those that love it stand out.
6: Told: You're to young to make a valid contribution: Not told: They know more about future tech than most adults and that they can use that to their advantage.
7: Told: Follow the crowd Not told: Carve your own path.
8: Told: Creativity is graphics/advertising/illustration Not Told: Creativity can be applied to any industry.

Final Ideas: TBC...

Ricky Richards