Invited by All It Takes, a non-profit founded by actor Shailene Woodley, and her mother, Lori, Hollywood actors and local business leaders celebrated youth leadership at an event marking the 10 years of the organization’s work, hosted at the green headquarters of Earth Friendly Products in Orange County, CA on April 28.
“It’s wonderful to celebrate ‘All It Takes’ and to welcome Hollywood to Orange County,” said Earth Friendly Products President and CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks.
The reception and dinner celebrated the impact that their nonprofit youth-leadership organization, All It Takes, has had on young people since its founding in 2010 and to share plans for growth and success moving forward.
All It Takes teaches adolescents to practice honor, acceptance, compassion and respect and to strive for positive change among their peers, family members, society and the environment. The organization has designed individual and team training sessions that are implemented through on-site school sessions, grade-wide overnight trainings and weekend immersion programs. The aim is to teach “elementary and middle-school aged children a simple yet effective decision-making process that puts them in charge of their lives and builds responsibility, self-efficacy, kind action, self-esteem, resilience and the confidence to create the change they want to see in the world.”
The organization has grown rapidly over the past two years, from serving 240 students in 2016 to over 10,000 youth this school year.
Attendees of the event included actors Storm Reid, Malin Akerman, Frances Fisher and Kendrick Sampson, among other local business and public leaders.
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