As I develop a social entrepreneurship class for next school year, I realize the importance and impact of solving problems without an answer in the textbook. Why not start the year with a project to find a real world problem in whatever discipline you teach? Challenge students to pitch the problem and form groups around similar interests. Their research and creativity on how to solve the problem will necessitate they collaborate, listen to each other, listen to those who are impacted by the problem, develop empathy, and exercise accountability to their team and to those they serve in finding a solution. Character is built through practice. This "out-of-the-gate" assignment will challenge students to practice the character traits they need for future problem solving in school and beyond.