If you have been contemplating deepening relationships and elevating the responsibilities and roles of young people in your school and want guidance to think through a process and ensure your success, please contact UP. The UP for Learning team would be glad to meet with you to discuss the alignment of our resources with your needs.
Recently, UP’s customized work has been on creating the Portrait of a Graduate and on building equity and belonging.
UP for Learning can facilitate the Portrait of a Graduate project in your school district. Stakeholders from across the community contribute to data collection by answering the central question: What are the most important characteristics, skills and experiences that graduates need to prepare them for success in learning and life? A youth-adult team made up of students from all schools (elementary, middle, and high school), community members, parents/caregivers, teachers, administrators, school board members, and the district leadership collaborate to understand the data and produce the portrait of a graduate.
Central to UP’s work with youth-adult teams is building youth leaders, equity, and student voice. UP will work with partners to tailor projects that address specific school dynamics and issues impacting school culture and climate. Click below for examples of how we use the Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) process to collect data, examine results, and take action for long-lasting change.