It’s been almost two years since I’ve been involved with Dual School and I still don’t think it’s hit me that I am running a non-profit. I never thought I would end up in this world, but I’m deeply curious about solving the problem of young people not having purpose and not knowing how to act on their ideas.
We run Dual School like a startup, iterating constantly to try to find the most effective, sustainable solutions to create self-directed learning opportunities for all students.
As a college student, I read constantly, watched videos and wrote about entrepreneurship from a pretty theoretical standpoint. The irony is that once you start operating an organization, it becomes a lot more challenging to find time to read, watch videos and write about the high level concepts of entrepreneurship.
While running a non profit is completely new, everything I’ve done feeds the work I do now. Leading sports teams in high school, working at a summer camp, starting a tennis camp, running the entrepreneurship club at UD, hosting student events, interning as a marketer and more. There was learning in all of it that I draw on every day in the working world.
It’s a wild journey. I appreciate it and I appreciate you for being here.