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?

UP for Learning by the Numbers

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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.

COLLABORATORS & SUPPORTERS

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2 weeks ago

UP for Learning
Students from Georgia Elementary/Middle School worked in teams to envision their ideal communities. They then compared the communities they created to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and discussed what changes they might want to make in their own school community. Thanks for a great afternoon, GEMS students and teachers! See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

UP for Learning
Students from Georgia Elementary/Middle School worked in teams to envision their ideal communities. They then compared the communities they created to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and discussed what changes they might want to make in their own school community. Thanks for a great afternoon, GEMS students and teachers! See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Milton High School youth facilitators and members of the UP for Learning team met today to plan the Student Voice Pathways kick-off on September 22nd. We can’t wait to watch these student leaders in action next week! See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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The Winooski School District Antiracism Steering Committee💜- showing up every month – in person, on Zoom, hybrid- with full hearts, curiosity and tenacity. See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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From the @btvschools Summer Racial Justice Academy to Restorative Practices inservice at Proctor High School, we are so grateful to work with schools that are putting vision to practice! #vted #youthadultpartnership #ReimagineEducation #restorativejusticeinschools #restorativepractices #amplifyyouthvoice See MoreSee Less
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