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

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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.  

Latest News: Health Promotion Practice Journal
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Latest News: Health Promotion Practice Journal

Bernice Garnett MPH, ScD, Helen Beattie, EdD, Sharon Koller, MS, Mika Moore, MA, Karen Scott, MEd, Michelle Maseroni, BS, Breena Holmes, MD (2019). Participatory Survey Data Analysis as Catalyst for Empowering Youth as School Health Change Agents. Health Promotion Practice Journal, July 2019  Vol. 20, No. (4) 483-488

Youth and Adults Stereotypes: The comic strip in my mind
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Youth and Adults Stereotypes: The comic strip in my mind

Mid-way through our conversation about youth and adult stereotypes during the Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together (YATST) program orientation, I pictured a comic strip showing a group of young people walking past a group of adults on the sidewalk.  The bubbles over their heads showing their thoughts were exactly the same … “I think...

Lindsey Halman named Executive Director effective January 2020
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Lindsey Halman named Executive Director effective January 2020

I am honored to be named Executive Director of UP for Learning and lead us into our second decade. During my 15 years as a middle level educator, I have worked to elevate best practices and innovative ideas across the educational landscape. In my role as Executive Director of UP for Learning, I will work...

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UP September News

In this issue … an exciting collaboration with UVM Upward Bound, our 2018-2019 Annual Report, Restorative Practices, Getting to ‘Y,’ the Teeter-Totter Effect, The Edge Academy, YATST, VTLFF Occasional Paper, and more! Learn more