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

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Youth in Milton High School’s Student Council spent their weekly meeting today assembling suicide prevention awareness packages. The project is part of the group’s involvement with Getting to Y, in which, after analyzing their school’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey data, they determined that suicide prevention is their chief concern. The packets, which will be distributed to all 38 of the school’s advisories, include tips for peers, as well as materials for students to create chains of care, positive messages of encouragement that they will write on paper and then link together. The colorful chains will then be displayed around the school in a show of support for the entire community. Thanks for your thoughtful and important work, Milton Student Council! See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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What does authentic youth-adult partnership look like? At Harwood Union High School, it looks like a quarter long leadership and facilitation training…designed and led by youth, for youth! Today this team of 15 youth finalized plans to facilitate discussion circles with HUHS staff and students to address attendance policy issues and Covid communication. Youth who participated in this “Flex Block” will use the skills they learned to facilitate this discussion as a culminating event. Huge shout out to our amazing UP youth facilitators for all their planning, energy and dedication to making this happen and the adult partners who supported them along the way!#youthadultpartnership See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Back at it in the New Year! Youth at Hunt Middle School met today to brainstorm how they experience the four principles of Restorative Practice- Joy, Belonging, Power, and Justice- at their school. The team will gather again in a few weeks to examine data related to discipline at Hunt, and discuss ways to make positive change using these principles. See MoreSee Less
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