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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6th grade students at Hardwick are continuing their Community Connections journey by discussing “the ripple effect” of our choices on our community. #communityconnections #upforlearningvt See MoreSee Less
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Students at Milton High School reviewed a draft of the school’s new equity policy with Wilmer Chavarria, Director of Equity and Student Support Systems. They made suggestions and revisions to the policy’s language before it goes to the board for final approval. It is exciting to see MHS valuing youth voice in the creation of this important policy! See MoreSee Less
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Youth and Adults at Essex High School met for their 2nd retreat this week to continue exploring Restorative Practices and Youth-Adult Partnership through community building, chalk talks, discussion and action planning. #restorativepractices #youthadultpartnership See MoreSee Less
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Join the @listening4justice and UP community for this FREE viewing of Healing Justice! #restorativejustice #restorativepractices #vted See MoreSee Less
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Peoples Academy Middle and School faculty @peoples_academy_vermont spent the afternoon with UP manifesting their vision for the climate and culture they want to see and feel at their school. Thank you to our UP youth facilitators for guiding this work and for the faculty at PA for such an engaging afternoon! See MoreSee Less
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