About Us

Empowering youth and adults to reimagine and transform education together

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.

NATIONAL YOUTH-ADULT PARTNERSHIP ADVOCACY is a focus of the work of UP for Learning. We engage in policy advocacy, host conferences, participate in national school change organizations, offer keynotes and workshops, serve as a research learning laboratory, and pursue publication opportunities.

Mission, Vision, & Core Values

Our fundamental value is to seek equity and justice.
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Why Youth-Adult Partnership?

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.
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UP Faculty

Drawn from the fields of education, public health, and educational opportunity, UP Faculty bring a deep commitment and far-ranging expertise to our programs.
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Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council is a leadership opportunity for youth leaders to effectively develop their own power and empower others to affect change. UP’s YAC also advises UP for Learning and co-creates programming.
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UP Leadership

The UP for Learning Board of Directors and Executive Director Advisory Council represent a wide range of expertise in the fields of education, higher education, policy development, and student activism, including students and professionals who participated in UP programs as youth.
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History of UP for Learning

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.
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SUPPORTERS & COLLABORATORS

An impressive list of local, regional and national organizations and institutions of higher education have supported the work of UP for Learning over the past decade.