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.

COLLABORATORS & SUPPORTERS

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17 hours ago

UP for Learning
5th and 6th grade students and school staff at Woodbury Elementary and Lakeview Elementary are participating in Community Connections. Themes explored include: resilience and listening, and connecting our shared values with our agreements! #CommunityConnections #youthadultpartnership #upforlearningvt See MoreSee Less
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20 hours ago

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Last week, Milton High School Student Council member Lily Noreault sat outside a girls’ varsity basketball game and offered attendees resources about suicide prevention. The Student Council also partnered with the team to have all proceeds from the game go to prevention organizations in the Milton area! This partnership is a part of Milton High School’s work with the Getting to “Y” program. See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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Belonging, Joy, Power, Justice, and… Fardingbag? Youth continued to explore how the principles of Restorative Practice are (and could be) implemented at Hunt Middle School. They also took a break from their work to play a few rounds of the word game Balderdash. Did you know that “fardingbag” is a term for the upper stomach of a cow?? See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

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UP’s youth facilitators were on 🔥🔥today at the Racial Justice dialogue! Topic for dialogue: Free speech vs hate school – should schools be held to a different standard? Join us for the next dialogue on 2/16 at 9:30 am EST. See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Happening tomorrow, 1/19/22 – 9:30 AM EST! Read more about it: conta.cc/3tQb0FZ See MoreSee Less
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