WIT provides college credit social entrepreneur and leadership programs for 6th - 12th graders around the world. You can earn between 2 units - 6 units. WIT courses are hosted virtually and are less expensive than most college classes. They also provide an opportunity to work in a cohort of 5-15 like-minded peers and connect with experts. WIT is built on the foundation for the "11 Tips for Doing WIT. People involved in WIT programs and on the WIT Team commit to living the 11 Tips and doing WIT. Some of the Tips include:
- Living In Alignment
- Showing Up
- Setting Yourself Up for Success
- Own It
Over the years we have collected the data to show that teens involved in WIT increase their emotional intelligence. Truly, thats what this is all about. Using the vehicle of entrepreneurship to help young people develop their emotional intelligence and grow as a leader. As we know, more often than not in the business world, the most competent, capable and effective individuals are those with high emotional intelligence.
So, teens and tweens in our programs are encouraged to take risks and fail. They get the chance to develop their social skills, deepen their empathy, increase their self-awareness, understand the value of self-regulation, and more. We think all of this is part of life and so does Entrepreneur magazine. T(w)eens aren't given many spaces 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. Thats why we say learning life while launching and running a business.
In WIT we are committed to doing Whatever It Takes for ourselves and for others.