whatever it takes

Based in San Diego with locations in Austin, and New York City, WIT is the only 6 unit college credit social entrepreneur and leadership program in the country. 


San Diego -
Carmel Valley -- Mondays 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Downtown Works -- Tuesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm

New York City -
Google Headquarters -- Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm 

Austin -
Capital Factory -- Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm 

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A Little Background

WIT Founder, Sarah Hernholm, painted these 3 words on a banner and hung it in her classroom. It became the motto of that class and all the classes she taught during her teaching career. 

In 2009, Sarah left teaching and focused on creating a platform where youth could get their ideas heard and serve in leadership roles within their community. This platform became WIT, the only college credit social entrepreneur and leadership course in the country for high school teens. Upon completion of the once a week, 34 week course, teens earn 6 units of college credit from UCSD. Teens accepted into WIT learn how to design and launch, manage and measure, a social enterprise or project. Over the years teens have launched enterprises that have made a local and national impact.

And guess what?! 

Teens have even launched some enterprises that have gone through complete iterations or even failures. WIT is 100% ok with that. Why? Because today's teens aren't given any space to learn how to take risks, rebound from failure and develop the fortitude and self-awareness needed to be successful in life. WIT provides that space and platform. 

If you are a teen interested in applying to WIT, complete the application and a WIT team member will get back to you within 24-48 hours. Are you an adult interested in learning more about WIT? Send us an email, too! info@doingwit.org. 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you feel inspired to support teens doing Whatever It Takes to make the world a better place.