Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?


high school kidsI've been asked to motivate a group of high school sophomores — yikes! Help, anyone? Honestly, the last time I spoke with sophomores in high school I was a sophomore in high school. It didn't go well, but that's because I was in high school and a sophomore. I remember what I thought when someone other than Bill Cosby was asked to speak to us -- I thought, Blah, blah blah and when are we getting out of here and of course Bill Cosby never spoke at my high school.

I like to tailor my presentations as specifically to the audience as I can, so I need to do some homework here. Yes, I'm asking for help with my homework. I'll trade you my brownie at lunch tomorrow! (No, that's a lie, if you know me you know I'm not giving up that brownie for anything.)

Emotional support is always nice but I'm looking for specifics. I realize attempting to profile high school sophomores is a tall order, but if you have any good insights, like, "If you don't mention twerking, Kanye, and the new iPhone release, you will lose them" — this is the kind of thing I'm looking for. I know, it's not easy.

So, in review: Parents, cool aunts, or even friends of sophomores, recent sophomores, and about-to-be sophomores: What's on their minds these days? What are they interested in, what grabs them, what alienates them, what gets them talking?

Check out some of the answers I’ve already gotten on Facebook.


UncategorizedTim Clue