Whatever It Takes is all about the power of collaboration.

Like the hub of a wheel WIT pulls together Neighborhood Leaders, families, educators, agency partners, health care professionals, academics, and other experts in a results-accountable framework. We do this through Strategic Action Teams charged with developing, implementing, and evaluating solutions focused on specific areas of a child’s life.

Strategic Action Teams made up of approximately five hundred people from the Athens community and over seventy institutional partners have worked thousands of hours to put together a plan that creates a seamless longitudinal network of support for kids from preconception to post-secondary graduation. This work has developed into a number of evidence based solutions addressing the needs and leveraging the strengths unique to our community.


Strategic Action Team meetings are open to the public. We welcome your involvement and input. Please see the calendar on the home page for dates and times of all meetings.