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

3 days ago

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Youth and adults from across Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union came together this week for 2 days of community building, visioning and action planning. The team identified shared values and agreements for their work over the next year, brainstormed work group ideas, and engaged in the SOAR (strengths opportunities aspirations results) protocol. We can’t wait to continue working alongside this team as they reimagine the future of their schools! #upforlearningvt #youthadultpartnership See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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This incredible team of 4-6th graders and their adult partner at Wolcott Elementary School participated in Getting to Y this winter and spring! The team began by identifying the strengths of their school, then analyzed Wolcott’s climate survey data from this year. Once they created a list of concerns from the data, the team began brainstorming actions they could take to improve the data- including planning a school wide talent show! This team will be back together in the fall to continue their partnership and bring new rising 4th graders into their work. #upforlearningvt #youthadultpartnership #wolcottvt See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Register today for the International Summit on Student Voice (free!)! #youthvoice #stuvoice See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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This afternoon the Montpelier HS youth-adult Restorative Practices team had their last meeting of the school year. The team (some of whom weren’t able to make it today and are not pictured) reflected on the best parts of their work this year, and their hopes for when they reconvene in the fall! We can’t wait to be back together with this team and dive into what’s next as they continue their journey. #youthadultpartnership #upforlearningvt #montpeliervt See MoreSee Less
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“We learned about the global goals, how to decide what really needs to be done, and how to plan for making a change. Most of all, we learned that we can all make the world a better place.” So proud of the work of this CBMS CPS Team!! #vted @TeachSDGs
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