LNSU Equity Core Planning Team Holds Final Meeting of the School Year

                “We amplify voices that fight to be heard elsewhere.”  This line, from author and activist Micky ScottBey Jones’ poem “An Invitation to Brave Space,” resonated throughout the final gathering of the year of Lamoille North Supervisory Union’s Equity Core Planning Team, a dynamic group of six youth […]

Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability Celebration for 2021-2022 Teams

What a fun, moving, and inspiring morning! Youth and adult teams from around Vermont, the country, and the world met virtually on Friday, May 13th to share stories of all that they accomplished as Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability (CPS) teams this year. Participating schools included Crossett Brook Middle School, Georgia Elementary and Middle School, Harwood Union Middle […]

Vergennes Union Middle School Youth Create Powerful Video to Support Mental Health

The Vergennes Union Middle School Student Response Team (SRT) created a powerful and informative video featuring interviews with youth and adults discussing mental health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the social and political reckonings of the past few years. The SRT took part in the October Getting to “Y” training […]

Youth and Adults at Monument Mountain Find New Ways to Communicate and Work Together

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UP for Learning has been working with Monument Mountain Regional School in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on a three-year initiative to build and strengthen a culture of youth voice and youth/adult partnership. The school has a robust Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together (YATST) team, and their focus has been on communication within the school so […]

Student Leadership at Central Vermont Career Center

Youth and adults at the Central Vermont Career Center (CVCC) have been working together to build a more connected community, as well as to bring more student voice to decision making and learning. CVCC is located on the same campus as Spaulding High School in Barre, and students come from all over the central Vermont area to […]

UP’s GTY Coordinator, Sharon Koller, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

We are thrilled to share that UP for Learning’s own Sharon Koller was selected as a 2022 recipient of Prevention Works! VT’s Prevention Champion Lifetime Achievement Award! This award recognizes Sharon’s more than 30 years of tireless dedication to youth mental health, education and prevention, including her time as a Student Assistance Program counselor at […]