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!
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.
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.
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.
Lori Woodley, MS
President / Founder
Counselor, Trainer, Author
All It Takes
After 25 years as a school counselor, Lori loves that the work of All It Takes is sustainable and has both immediate and lasting positive impact.
ROC software, Red 21 and Realistic, Austin, TX
Wendy is grateful that All It Takes provides the scaffolding that give individuals the opportunity and tools to continue moving themselves up.
Kevin McConnell, JD
Solutions Consultant/Research Attorney
Lexis Nexis, Central Coast, CA
Kevin appreciates that All It Takes opens one’s perception to embrace possibility through flexibility, much like the adaptability of flowing water.
Director of Clinical Nutrition
Keck Medical Center of USC
Cortney is empowered by the fact that All It Takes chooses to live in a place of conscience compassion for others.
Simi Valley, CA
Tanner appreciates that All It Takes is family to all and provides unconditional love and support. There’s always an opportunity to grow with positive role models every step of the way.
Los Angeles, California
I am amazed at the success AIT has in teaching simple, positive life skills to children and watching their engagement with others in a compassionate, understanding and caring way.
Los Angeles, California
Paul is in awe of the positive transformations he has seen All It Takes make in its young participants. The compassion and emotional maturity they learn are tools to improve their lives and the lives of those around them
Child Psychologist, Philanthropist
Ventura County, California
Jon appreciates that All It Takes is dedicated to transforming children's lives.
Orange County, California
Mike appreciates that All It Takes focus on decreasing bullying mentality and increasing empathy and compassion, especially in the middle school years.
Social Impact Film Producer
San Francisco, California
Marriage and Family Therapist and Relationship Coach
Los Angeles, California
What I love about AIT is that it gives youth the tools to navigate their life with emotional intelligence with the ability to see choices and possibilities!