LNSU Equity Core Planning Team Holds Final Meeting of the School Year

                “We amplify voices that fight to be heard elsewhere.”  This line, from author and activist Micky ScottBey Jones’ poem “An Invitation to Brave Space,” resonated throughout the final gathering of the year of Lamoille North Supervisory Union’s Equity Core Planning Team, a dynamic group of six youth […]

Youth and Adults at Monument Mountain Find New Ways to Communicate and Work Together

Monument Mtn

UP for Learning has been working with Monument Mountain Regional School in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on a three-year initiative to build and strengthen a culture of youth voice and youth/adult partnership. The school has a robust Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together (YATST) team, and their focus has been on communication within the school so […]

UP’s GTY Coordinator, Sharon Koller, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

We are thrilled to share that UP for Learning’s own Sharon Koller was selected as a 2022 recipient of Prevention Works! VT’s Prevention Champion Lifetime Achievement Award! This award recognizes Sharon’s more than 30 years of tireless dedication to youth mental health, education and prevention, including her time as a Student Assistance Program counselor at […]

Hunt Middle School’s Restorative Practices Youth-Adult Team

The youth and adult team at Hunt Middle School have been engaged in incredible work as a team focused on restorative practices. At their most recent retreat, they began the day in small group discussions about leadership, sharing their thoughts on the qualities that effective leaders share, and where and how they see themselves as […]

Cherokee Nation Pilots Getting to ‘Y’

With the support of the Cherokee Nation Public Health Department, students in Oklahoma’s Tahlequah High School are participating in UP for Learning’s Getting to ‘Y’ program. Seven members of the Tahlequah High School Student Council have taken on the role of Getting to ‘Y’ Core Team.  Over the course of several weeks in December, 2021, […]

Winooski School District Restorative Practices Team Researches Safety and Belonging

During the 2020-2021 school year, UP for Learning partnered with Spectrum Youth and Family Services and the Winooski School District to explore the foundation of restorative practices and understand how youth and adults felt about safety and belonging in the Winooski community. The team followed the protocols of Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) in order […]

UP’s New Youth Program Specialist

Ana Lindert-Boyes is a senior at Twinfield Union School and is enrolled in the Early College program at Goddard College in Plainfield. At Twinfield, she has been actively involved in advocating for education reform, youth activism, and antiracism as a representative on the School Board, a member of their Student Voice group, Equity team, and […]