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

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Youth and adults from New Hampshire schools- Rivendell Academy, Indian River Middle School, Newport Middle School, and Kearsarge Middle School- took part in a Getting to ‘Y’ retreat on January 25th! These teams of leaders will help their schools use public health data to start conversations and create positive, lasting change in their schools communities. Pictured here are Jillian and Logan, two of our excellent UP Youth Facilitators! See MoreSee Less
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What happens when you bring amazing youth together from all three @brandywineschools high schools? Magic! During a day long retreat, youth from all BSD high schools analyzed their school and district data on the climate and culture of their school. They built cross-school relationships and also spent time in their school-based Student Voice Advisory determining which of the data points they wanted to focus on to drive change! #empower #transform #proudtobsd #ReimagineEducation #youthadultpartnership See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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@brandywineschools we are ready for an inspiring and engaging day!! #justwaitingfortheyouthtoarrive #youthvoice #StudentVoice #ReimagineEducation See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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How do you involve a full community in creating a Portrait of a Graduate, you ask? Lamoille South Unified Union @lsuuvt can show how it is done! This team of students (elementary, middle, high), educators, school leaders, district leaders, community members, parents/caregivers and school board reps met for a Data Analysis Retreat to review the data they have collected over the past 2 months from their community. The aspirational question guiding this work: What are the most important characteristics, skills and experiences that graduates of LSUU need to prepare them for success in learning and life? #PortraitofaGraduate #youthadultpartnership @communityengagement See MoreSee Less
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