Design to Win Academy - Young Achievers' Learn and Earn Program

An Online Book Publishing Skills Program for Teens (13-19 Years)

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Parents/Guardians! Position Your Teens Now for a Lifetime of Success
through the Design to Win Academy

We Help Teens to Grow 90 Feet Tall from Early
by Equipping Them with Real Life and Work Skills for the Digital Age
through Book Publishing and Marketing.

  • Is your teen artistic?
  • Do they like to read or make videos?
  • Are they good with Social Media?
  • Is your teen interested in learning a new skill to earn an income while still in high school?
  • Do you to want them to be financially independent from early?
  • Do you want to position them to be responsible young adults from early?
  • Do they have access to laptop and reliable internet?

If so, enroll them Now in the Design to Win Academy.

  • LEARN early career and life management skills to thrive as young adults.
  • EARN in USD (their first US$1000 online)
  • GROW personally and professionally by working with real authors to publish and market their books.

You will love this program because it helps them to plan for their future and avoid some of the mistakes you made as young adults. They will learn real life and work skills not taught in regular school. They will lighten your financial load and help to pay their college tuition.



The Design to Win Training program will help your teen to:

  1. Become responsible young adults
  2. Get a taste of entrepreneurship or freelancing in the Gig Economy
  3. Choose a career from early in the book industry, graphic designing, digital marketing, animation, etc.
  4. Prepare for college and access scholarships
  5. Form bonds with people from different countries.
  6. Open a bank account and learn to manage money from early
  7. Buy some of the gadgets or little things they need such as cellphones, tablets, shoes or clothes without asking parents

under the expert guidance of bestselling author x25 books and publishing coach, C. Ruth Taylor.

Click the book links below to see them on Amazon.

Auntie Jo-Jo Goes Vegan

The Talkative Boy

Design to Win Young Achievers' Road Map

Emma in Hot Wata


Your teen can learn just one of these skills and start earning in a short time. They will learn three to earn.

  1. Book Formatting (compulsory for all)
  2. Cover designing
  3. Graphic designing - flyers, social media posts, merchandize etc.
  4. Creating Illustrations/artwork
  5. Video creation/animation
  6. Transcription
  7. Website design/Building Landing Pages
  8. Proofreading
  9. Virtual Assistant - Publishing/Author Assistant
  10. Voiceover


Program Starts September 1, 2022. Space is limited to 12 participants. See criteria below.

  • Complete the application form and pay the non-refundable registration fee (US$20 | J$3000)
  • Parental Consent and Interview
  • Being able to read and write
  • Laptop and Internet Access
  • Strong desire to participate
  • Securing sponsorship or signing the deferred payment plan

NOTE: This is a Christian led initiative, but we don't require you or your children to be Christians to participate.


OPTION A: One-Time Payment in Full (US$499 plus registration fee of US$20).

OPTION B: Deferred Payment Plan (US$599 plus registration fee) - After paying the registration fee, participants will not pay any tuition upfront, but they will use their skills to work and pay their tuition with interest. Parents will sign a document to this effect.

OPTION C: Monthly Payment (US$59 over 12 months plus registration fee)


Q1. Will this program interfere with my child's schoolwork?

A. Your child's formal education comes first. We will be mindful of their school's calendar to avoid clashes of assigning gigs during exams. The program is meant be like an extra curricula activity.

Note: It is better for teens to join the program before their final year in high school, so that it does not interfere with preparation for final exams (CSEC, CXC, CAPE etc.).

Q2. How long are the courses?

A. The courses are short, on average 2-4 hours. It is a blend of Live sessions, video tutorials and some reading and practice exercises.

Q.3. How long is each session and where will these be held?

A. This is an Online program. Live sessions will be held via Zoom weekly (60-90 minutes) in six-week cycles with a break of two weeks between cycles. Other communication will take place via email as part of the training for the Online World of Work.

Q4. How will the students earn?

A. The founder of the Academy is an author and CEO of a publishing services company. Participants will work as apprentices at BambuSparks and get paid by working with real clients on real projects from the company. They will also create a portfolio of their work to showcase their talents/skills, and parents and friends can spread the word so they can be hired. Later as adults, they can work as employees, freelancers, entrepreneurs or self-employed persons.

Q5. Can students withdraw at any point?

A. Participation is totally voluntary. Teens should not be forced or coerced to join the program.

Yes, they can withdraw at any point. However, there will be a withdrawal fee. The parent has to cover the cost of the courses offered up to the time of the withdrawal plus an additional US$100.

Q6. When does the Income Generation practicum begin?

A. This starts as soon as the student shows mastery of a particular skill, and proves they are able to deliver assignments on time and communicate consistently. They can also do this over summer holidays as a summer job.

Q7. How will parents be kept abreast of the program and progress of their teens?

A. The program has a parenting support component. We will collaborate and meet with parents at set times to provide updates and parenting tips. We cannot do this without the parents.

Q. 8: What if my child is 18 or 19 and wants to join the program, can they still join?

A. Once they are a teenager, they can join. We, however, prefer if they join the program before the regular school leaving age in high school and before they reach age 18 (adulthood).

Q.9: Will this interfere with my teen's high school performance?

A. Teens must maintain good grades in high school to remain in the program (at least a B average).

Q. 9: How does the Deferred Payment Plan work?
A. The teen will be assigned paid work and 70% of the paid work will go towards their tuition. After they have paid off their tuition, they will keep 100% of their earnings.

Q10. If my child is sponsored or pays for the program, will they keep their earnings?
A. Yes, your child will keep their earnings but will be paid at the rate of an apprentice or trainee, not at full market rates.


It gave me clarity on how I should go about my life goals and ways to get them. —M. Hay

It boosted my confidence overall towards my social life, work and business life. —J. Clarke

It expanded my mind and introduced me to a new perspective on successful persons. —R. Kentish

Helped me develop the mental and social ability to go through life. —N. Francis

It has encouraged me to be more vigilant and focused in attaining goals by acting on them. The course is extremely useful for building proper goals and life-long positive habits. —H. Spencer

It helped me to rate my progress whether I am improving or failing. —N. Collins

It opened my knowledge on the importance of saving and to always make a budget so that you can spend for solid reasons and also to make long term plans. —R. Robinson

Your Instructor

C. Ruth Taylor
C. Ruth Taylor

Hello, I'm an Authorpreneur, Amazon bestselling author of over 25 books, an international speaker, trained educator and certified career coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica.

In November 2018, I took on the challenge of writing 20 manuscripts in one year and by November 2019, the feat was accomplished. I published 16 of those manuscripts in a year without breaking the bank.

Today, I teach experts to turn their knowledge, experience and skills into books which they can leverage for greater impact, increased income, and legacy building. Since 2001, I've spoken to thousands of people in 14 countries including Jamaica, countries in the wider Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa.

Course Curriculum

  Learn and Earn Practicum
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  Graduation - August 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start and finish?
The 2022 program starts in March. More details will be provided.
How long do I have access to the training materials?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have access to this training material until you graduate. You can view materials across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the program?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. There is no refund after 30 days if payment is made in full.

Greetings Young Achievers!

Thank you for signing up for this life-changing learn and earn program. It's now time for action. Remember, to plan without acting is futile. We encourage you to complete the program.

Once finished, you may qualify for our Level 2 Author Support Specialization Program to further develop your skills and become part of BambuSparks' Publishing Skills Center or choose one of the skills as a career choice to earn an income helping authors to win. [Conditions apply]

You may also qualify for a scholarship towards your college tuition. [Conditions apply]

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