SAN DIEGO–Whatever It Takes (WIT) is a local nonprofit organization with a mission to foster social entrepreneurship and leadership in teens.
Educators, entrepreneurs, community leaders and all San Diegans are invited to meet, connect and support future leaders and entrepreneurs who are committed to making the world a better place.
Entrepreneurial teens will present the impact of their businesses and how they scaled their business ideas at the final WIT Showcase event. Attendees will hear from young innovators representing 15 local high schools that have participated in the WIT Social Entrepreneur and Leadership program. The program guides teens in identifying solutions to a personal area of interest and passion, and then guides them with program facilitators, industry leaders and respected mentors to conceptualize, design, launch and pitch their creative solution.
“WIT was designed to teach teens the entrepreneurial mindset and spirit that is lacking in educational programs today,” said WIT Founder Sarah Hernholm. “Through WIT, teens learn how to be solution-oriented instead of problem-focused, helping them become leaders with the know-how to solve real community problems.”
WIT is revolutionizing the high school learning experience by providing “real world” social entrepreneurship practice and leadership development. Throughout nine months, teens enrolled in WIT learn the importance of building a business with social impact while learning the value of hard work, accountability and leadership skills. Teens earn college credits through the University of California San Diego upon completion of the program.
The organization will host its annual WIT Showcase event on May 18, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. in San Diego.
The San Diego showcase expects to draw a crowd of over 350 attendees, and has sold out every year. All proceeds through ticket sales and donations will go towards benefitting WIT’s mission and scholarship programs to empower, educate and inspire young entrepreneurs to build value and make a difference. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available at http://bit.ly/WITShowcaseEvent.
The showcase is taking place in other major markets throughout the U.S., including: St. Louis, New York and Austin.
Sponsors of the WIT Showcase Event include: KIND, Mission Federal, Downtown Works, Bridgepoint Education and Ashford University. WIT is seeking title sponsors and donors for the event.
For more information, contact at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (619) 677-2238