Award Winning Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability

Kids standing over a ditch, digging

                      Read our latest UP newsletter How do we reimagine our school landscape based on universal human rights, educational equity and deep respect for our environment? It starts by engaging youth as leaders and active change makers. UP and Shelburne Farms are excited to announce the 6th annual Cultivating […]

New Hire: Evelyn Monje, Youth Program Specialist

Evelyn Monje is a new employee of UP for Learning as of 2021. She is a current senior at Winooski high school and is enrolled in the Early College program through the Community College of Vermont. Evelyn is an active advocate for antiracism and equity in her community. She is passionate about collaborating with youth […]

Safe vs. Brave

Mia Moutray, Middle Years Educator at Nechako Valley Secondary, Vanderhoof, BC. Mia was a participant in the webinar series Advisory: the Power of Community. Note to Sarah Popowicz, UP Program Director: “Here’s my not-so-pretty but deep learning with the grade eight students. I read them the poem about Brave spaces (love it so much) and […]

New Event: Advisory and the Collective Power of Community Webinar Series

Navigating our new educational environment has left many youth and adults feeling disconnected and overwhelmed this school year. No matter the landscape (virtual, hybrid or in person), a strong advisory will increase self-awareness, agency, empowerment, and empathy-building. In this webinar series, we will explore individual values and strengths to build caring and collaborative relationships that […]

New Event: Brain-based Practices for Teaching and Learning Webinar Series

 To help meet the needs of our evolving educational landscape, UP for Learning is hosting a series of online training sessions for educators and those partnering with youth in learning experiences that focus on • the impact of stress on learning,  • the power and impact of positive self-talk,  • and how the brain learns. […]

New! Designing Education Together

There are two pandemics — COVID and SYSTEMIC RACISM — demanding that we come together to re-examine our educational beliefs and practices, build common ground and implement the changes that our school community wants and needs. With the recent shift in our educational landscape, now, more than ever, it is critical that we create opportunities […]

Blog Posted

UP’s Getting to Y (GTY) Coordinator, Sharon Koller’s, blog post was featured this week in The Association of Maternal and Child Health Program’s Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center Blog!! We hope you will take the opportunity to read about GTY and the incredible work of school teams across VT.