ALL IT TAKES

Simi Valley, CA   |  www.allittakes.org

Mission

All it Takes is a non-profit organization that cultivates leadership through active individual and team training. Our youth leadership program teaches young people at a critical life stage to practice empathy, compassion, responsibility and purpose in order to create sustainable, positive change for themselves, others and the environment.

Currently, All It Takes serves youth in Southern California, North Dakota and South Dakota, with multi-state expansion planned over the next 24 months.

Ruling year info

2003

President

Lori Woodley

Main address

P.O. Box 129

Simi Valley, CA 93062-0129 USA

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EIN

91-2162260

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Leadership Development (W70)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Legacy Leadership Camp

Runs from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon and involves up to 120 middle school students from various schools and various socially economic and diverse backgrounds. The camp is made up of multiple schools who each bring up to 30 student influencers from each of the main ‘lunch tables’ along with independent students who have signed up to come on their own or with a friend or two from their school. This camp is currently offered several times during each school year. Alumni Mentors return during these camps to support new campers and their experience.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Preteens
Economically disadvantaged people

We know that when 7th graders collectively feel the impact, (positive or negative), that they generate through every word and action they will choose, on purpose, to look after each other rather than go after each other. This confidence and compassion building program causes a paradigm shift in accountability that creates substantially safer and happier school environments. With this, all students are able to thrive both socially and academically. This program is designed to include all interested 7th graders from a school site along with staff and administration. Follow up curriculum and activities are offered to schools along with post camp visits and programming by AiT. Results and testimonials speak for themselves, participating schools and districts are returning next year and new schools are booking their camp dates now.

Population(s) Served
Preteens
Economically disadvantaged people

All it Takes works with individual schools, districts and community programs such as the Boys and Girls Club, to design programs around specific needs, goals and budgets. These have included ½ day, full day and weekend camps for grades K-12. Contact us for more information.

Population(s) Served

A K-8 supplemental program to currently existing PE programs. Matching California State Standard #5 for social-emotional development.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
Students
Teachers

Out of the Box is a Leadership Development program that focuses on the initiation and advancement of Emotional Intelligence & Literacy (EI/EL) traits for youth, ages 5-18. The kit provides skill and language development that supports EI and EL growth along with experiential education, philosophies, and activities. This toolbox provides a dynamic curriculum that engages all learning styles: auditory, visual, kinesthetic and emotive, creating outcomes that are both immediate and transferrable.

Population(s) Served
Students
Children and youth

A Trusted Space is foundational training for educators on how to help mitigate the effects of the grief, trauma, anxiety and other emotional stressors that so many students, families, and even they themselves, are feeling as they walk – or video conference – into school. By learning about and understanding the complex issues and feelings that they and their students are coping with, teachers will be able to help redirect grief into growth by building a safe and trusted emotional space. This will ultimately create a better environment for learning and more resilient students.

The docu-training film includes experts in trauma-informed education weighing in to address the overwhelming anxiety and fear many have about being in school, whatever the setting.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Students
Teachers

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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 compassionate action, make positive changes in the world that benefit us all. We see a world where those same people get the tools and education they need to spread the word and keep the momentum moving positively. We see a world where we first notice, and then we choose and ultimately act in ways that bring harmony within our circles, our communities and our world.

Our program is uniquely combining social and emotional development curriculum in an experiential learning model. This technique allows participants to take our curriculum and experience the meaning through active involvement with others. They are not simply being taught to act or think a certain way, they are being empowered to take action in a positive way that benefits themselves and society. We offer various forms of programming from on-site to off-site education programs that tie into a students everyday well-being and citizenship.

We are strongly volunteer based with minimal staff and we pair ourselves with like-minded companies to assist in the implementation of camp-like activities, that drive the fun of our curriculum, and intimate group processing time after activities. It is through fun, physical activities that participants are able

Growth of programming to meet the needs of schools that are in lower socio-economic areas and in most need do to higher than average crime rates and lower community involvement.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We focus on youth leadership and those who serve youth. Our youth programs, Legacy Weekend, 7th grade leadership camps support youth confidence, self-efficacy, decision making skills and tools for engaging in positive action, acceptance of self and others and empathy. All It Takes Professional Development for those who serve youth. Focuses on building Trusted Spaces. This is used by individual teachers, school and school districts. Training and supporting educators with Social Emotional and Whole Child practices for the classroom. Whole Campus supplemental curriculum to build trusted spaces and support student personal development.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To partner and support other similar organizations, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    With the lock down for COVID-19 everything came to an abrupt halt. We were contacted by a client asking for our help in making something to support teachers as they navigated their new reality of a global pandemic. Pivoting quickly to continue to be of service to both adults in education and the students they serve, the virtual world became the next best thing. There were no resources to support the challenges for educators and students during a global pandemic. All It Takes stepped in to fill the void by creating: A Trusted Space(TM). A film and curriculum based on cutting edge research, and featuring educational, mental health, and neuroscience experts. This resource can be found at www.allittakes.org

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has created an environment that promotes the opportunity to establish partnerships and work collaboratively to continue to bring science and research based cutting edge practices to our programs. Our programming is based on working with the client and meeting their needs. This cannot be done without communication, depth of understanding and working together towards a successful outcome, by utilizing feedback as the catalyst for continued growth and modification of our programs.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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ALL IT TAKES

Board of directors
as of 7/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kevin McConnell

Lexus Nexus

Term: 2021 - 2023

Lori Woodley

All it Takes Development

Wendy Compton

Red 21/Realistic/RocSoftware

Tanner Woodley

Santa Monica College

Kevin McConnell

Lexus Nexus

Paul Menes

Don Kain

Wood-Guard, and others

Cortney Montgomery

Keck Medical Center of USC

Jon Power

GrailTherapy

Karin Gornick

Elephant in the Room

Sarah Bernson

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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