School trains students to strive to always be right. One bad grade can have a devastating impact. Grades tend to value consistency over creating (and executing) brilliant ideas. Sure, consistency does have value. But it’s also become synonymous with not taking creative risks.
Being creative and doing important work requires the guts to try something and fail. Over the summer, it’s a teenagers chance to undo the never-fail conditioning by trying something new challenging that will stretch their abilities.