The two main reasons we see projects not launch in Dual School, and in other youth entrepreneurship arenas are lack of belief and over ambition.
Lack of belief stems from not thinking you could actually impact the problem, thus avoiding real action. This often leads to doing meaningless tasks like making a logo rather than interacting with a real stakehodler.
Over ambition stems from an unrealistic view of what it takes to create something. This could be attributed to lack of experience and critical thinking ability to break down a big goal into manageable tasks. This scenario often leads to excessive research and analysts that keeps your head in the clouds.
In both cases, the solution is to create small wins. These act as confidence boosters for the unbelievers, and grounding moments for the head-in-the-clouds people.
The challenge is, how do you create a small win for someone? Can you create for them? I would argue you could create the conditions for it, but you can’t make it happen. You can set it up, but you will never know how the person might change from it.
Find small win scenarios. Create the circumstances, bring the student to the action, and reflect on whatever happens.