About Us


We see a world with people who have what it takes to be leaders both in their own lives and for others. Leaders who, through courageous and compassionate action, make positive changes in the world that benefit us all. We see a world where all people get the tools and education they need to navigate their lives and inspire sustainable forward momentum in their communities and beyond. We see a world where we first notice, and then we choose and ultimately act in ways that bring well being, acceptance, and joy within our circles, our families, our schools, our communities and our world.

This is OUR VISION, and All It Takes is YOU!

Our Mission

All It Takes equips youth with essential social emotional skills to navigate their lives and support their communities.

Leadership must start with ourselves. Through accountable action, resilience, positive decision making and determination to live a life of joy and balance each of us have the power to navigate life's challenges and celebrate the successes. These are skills that we teach and empower youth to embrace. From this place our youth purposely decide the influence they want to be for others and step into doing All It Takes to be the leader they want to be.

Our Founders

All It Takes was founded in 2010 by Lori and Shailene as a global call to action. We believe that each of us has a responsibility to humanity and our planet to be a part of sustainable positive change and that happiness comes from participating in ways we are individually passionate about.

Our Founding Family

Lori Woodley, Shailene Woodley, and Tanner Woodley

Beyond the global message, All It Takes focuses on Youth Leadership under Lori’s expertise and direction.  After 25 years as a school counselor focusing on experiential learning, parenting support, peer programs and emotional intelligence, Lori now spends her time writing and speaking on emotional intelligence issues, parenting dilemmas and the transformational work experiential education creates all while guiding All It Takes’ programming and executive operations.

In 2015 Tanner joined the All It Takes team as an executive board member and working directly with planning and implementation of our Legacy and 7th grade camp programs. He has become an active voice for the youth whom we serve, helping us to meet their needs and inspire their growth. 

 All It Takes is a family and community affair, we look forward to you joining us as a partner, donor, participant or volunteer.

Meet Our board

A dedicated and talented group of people, the All It Takes Board collectively brings a unique mix of creative and business expertise to the organization. Our eclectic group all share one commonality: a promise to do All It Takes in their own lives and as board members to improve our world every day.

All it Takes