I also took a risk with my yearbook students by sending them out into the neighborhood to sell yearbook ads. The school hasn't really sold any of these to businesses int he last years, but I just wanted my students to have some real world practice and experience. Honestly, I didn't feel they were prepared enough but I think I might feel that way everyday- so we did not put it off. They were walking a little taller on the way back - they sold $600 worth of business ads already! Talk about a risk paying off!
The neighborhood wants to support our school and will when asked.
Taking risks often does mean more work, but its worth it.