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Monthly Racial Justice Dialogues


Register HERE! Join this powerful dialogue series, planned and co-facilitated by UP for Learning’s youth partners in Vermont, Mississippi, and Connecticut! These dialogues, taking place on the third Wednesday of each month, bring youth and adults together from across the world to have real and relevant conversations about systemic racism and injustice. The heart of […]

Retreat: Poultney High School

Poultney High School

Poultney High School will build on district-wide Restorative Practices work with UP. This year there will be four retreats focused on how to implement restorative practices in their school.

Using Restorative Practices to Build Positive School Culture and Climate


Learn more about integrating restorative practices into your school culture, for those new to and experienced in restorative approaches. Restorative Practices employ a strengths-based approach to form stronger relationships and realize greater equity in health and education. When implemented holistically, restorative practices help develop a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and valued and relationships […]

Bellows Falls Getting to ‘Y’ Fall Training

Bellows Falls

GTY works with middle and high school populations to inform and increase data literacy, improve individual agency and increase community engagement. GTY programming provides meaning to the bi-annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) through youth-generated and driven projects that decrease physical, mental, social and emotional health risks and increase environmental assets. GTY has been designated […]

Retreat: First Branch Unified School District

First Branch Unified School District - Chelsea, VT

The team will continue their focus from last year on community building, youth-adult partnership, and youth leadership. They will also begin the YPAR process for the rebranding of First Branch Unified District.

Retreat: North Country Career Center

North Country Career Center Newport, VT

Driven by a thriving Student Voice Team, a growing culture of youth-adult partnership and the practice of Youth Participatory Action Research, NCCC will extend its work to engage the community giving voice to all stakeholders and resulting in a CLNA that is student centered and focused on increasing equity and access to CTE programs.  This […]

Meeting: Winooski Antiracism Steering Committee

Winooski Middle/High School

Members of the Antiracism Steering Committee will gather to build community and work on achieving six antiracist demands for the Winooski School District.

Retreat: Edmunds Middle School

Edmunds Middle School

This new team will kick off their first retreat of the year, focusing on youth leadership and ways to  improve the culture at their school through restorative practices.

Retreat: Lamoille South Supervisory Union Student Advisory Council

Green Mountain Tech and Career Center

Members from Student Advisory Councils from all LSSU schools will gather for a leadership retreat to begin to learn about leadership styles and how to be a good representative of their school community. This is the only time the full group from all schools will gather this year. Moving forward, these groups will meet with […]

Retreat: Burlington School District Youth and Family Engagement Team

Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center 130 Gosse Ct., Burlington, VT, United States

In their first retreat of the year, the team will begin working on their goals: Design and facilitate a process for the youth-adult team to explore and foster the core principles of restorative practices. Increase a sense of engagement, belonging and voice for youth by creating a culture and practice of youth-adult partnerships for school […]