Increasing life chances through creativity
At Creative Briefs we work with young people who may find the standard curriculum a challenge.
Our core team is made up of professional designers and qualified tutors, and as such we passionately believe in the power of creativity to increase life chances. We also believe that success for young people is not only about the examination results they achieve, but about developing important life skills that will help them succeed in all walks of life.
We use professional design briefs from real clients and ask the young people we work with to respond, allowing our participants to take creative control in answering the brief. In doing this participants are enabled to respond as creative minds, not as young people with specific learning difficulties. The positive interaction introduces the creative sector to participants as an area in which they may excel.
Our projects are open for everyone to be involved in, but we work increasingly with young people who struggle with the standard curriculum, including those with dyslexia, ADD, autism and dyspraxia as well as temporary behavioural problems. Jason Bowers, our company founder and lead tutor has personal experience of the problems a specific learning difficulty (dyslexia) can bring. His first-hand knowledge and lived experience benefits our participants as they are able to relate to him and see how success can be achieved regardless of learning difficulties.
Our projects help young people recognise and rejoice in their successes and learn from the processes involved. We put these young people in a situation where they can build on their individual strengths, work on live projects, and share their successes through something which interests them. This approach has a positive impact on wider life skills and attributes including self-confidence, communication, team working, creative thinking and problem solving, all of which contribute significantly to their personal development and life chances.