Empowering youth and adults to reimagine and transform education together

OUR WORK AT UP FOR LEARNING

UP for Learning helps educational institutions across the country fully engage youth in their own learning and in reimagining and transforming education. We utilize research-based models that reshape the student-teacher relationship to one of shared ownership and shared responsibility. UP offers facilitation, strategies, tools, and ongoing coaching to ensure that learning is engaging for everyone and youth are fully empowered.

At UP for Learning, we believe we all must play our part in uprooting and rebuilding the systems behind inequities. For our part, we commit to continuing our work to become an inclusive, anti-racist organization and community. We commit to continuing to listen, change and grow.

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT UP?

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ABOUT US

Empowering youth and adults to reimagine and transform education together. Our fundamental value is to seek equity and justice.

Now into our second decade, UP for Learning grew from a demonstration project of the importance of youth voice in school reform into what it is today.

Just as student-centered learning requires a partnership between youth and adults, building public understanding for change must be built upon this same fundamental partnership between the two largest stakeholder groups in education.

UPCOMING EVENTS

LATEST NEWS

TRAILBLAZERS is a student-driven e-magazine about the Education Transformation Movement. As of 2021, Trailblazers has partnered with the Vermont based non-profit UP for Learning in order to continue to grow and develop as an organization.

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Empowering youth and adults to reimagine and transform education together

4 days ago

UP for Learning
Thanks to everyone who attended our first Racial Justice Dialogue of the year! Youth and adult participants gathered to discuss recent rulings by the Supreme Court, and the larger issue of who holds power in our country. The youth-facilitated break out conversations were thoughtful and inspiring, with one participant commenting, “Take away: question everything! Speak up. Speak out. Gratitude for the discussion. Leaving with hopefulness!” Please join us for our next Racial Justice Dialogue, which will take place from 9:30-10:45am (EST) on October 19th! See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

UP for Learning
The youth and adult team at Milton High School kicked off their Youth Voice initiative today! Representatives from each of the school’s advisories will continue the work they began last year, focusing on themes of equity, teaching, learning, and curriculum, and restorative practice. Their overarching goal is to strengthen the school’s advisory program, making it more inclusive, integrated, and joyful. Along the way, they will practice leadership skills and build community. We can’t wait to see the work they do this year! See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Today UP led several Cabot after-school facilitators in activities from the Youth Leadership module. This module was developed by UP youth facilitators to help build leadership capacity in Vermont youth, and will be implemented in many schools throughout the state this year! Cabot youth spent time building relationships, identifying personal leadership styles, thinking about successful facilitation practices, and reflecting on their own growth as leaders. It was a great retreat, and we will be back at Cabot in the winter for more learning! See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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This incredible team of youth and adults from Lamoille North Supervisory Union is back at it! The Equity Design team reconvened today to begin their yearlong youth participatory action research project (YPAR) to create the vision and specific actions for educational equity in LNSU. Today was focused on reconnecting and relationships, charting out the journey for the year, and organizing action groups. @lamoille.restorative.center @healthylamoillevalley #equity #youthadultpartnerships #amplifyyouthvoice See MoreSee Less
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https://conta.cc/3DDLhoT UP’s latest news – lots of opportunities for youth and adults! #youthadultpartnership #youthvoice #amplifyyouthvoice #reimagineeducation
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