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Customized Projects and Support

UP customizes our facilitation to meet the needs of the community. Regardless of the learning landscape, we will work with your youth-adult team to design an education that meets the needs of all learners and educators.

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. 

Customized Programs & Facilitation

UP for Learning can help you create authentic opportunities to position youth as change agents in partnership with adults. If you are wrestling with any of the following questions, we can help:
  • How do I help my school community understand WHY youth-adult partnership matters?
  • How can I employ either Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) or Designing for Equity to inform our future direction?
  • How do we train and support youth and adults to work together in authentic partnership?
  • How do we equitably recruit youth to partner with adults?
  • What needs to change in our youth-adult relationships and structures to elevate youth voices and embrace partnership?

Customized Programs & Facilitation

UP for Learning can help you create authentic opportunities to position youth as change agents in partnership with adults. If you are wrestling with any of the following questions, we can help:
  • How do I help my school community understand WHY youth-adult partnership matters?
  • How can I employ either Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) or Designing for Equity to inform our future direction?
  • How do we train and support youth and adults to work together in authentic partnership?
  • How do we equitably recruit youth to partner with adults?
  • What needs to change in our youth-adult relationships and structures to elevate youth voices and embrace partnership?

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