Retreat: Winooski Youth Voice

During this first of three retreats this year, youth and adults from Winooski High School will gather to build community, establish values, norms, and agreements, and explore elements of leadership. […]

Youth Action Council Meeting

The Youth Action Council is an opportunity for youth leaders to develop their own power and empower others to effect change. UP’s YAC also advises UP for Learning and co-creates […]

Introducing UP’s Youth Action Council!

On October 16, UP hosted its first youth onboarding retreat with a goal of building connections between and among youth facilitators and adult staff members, practicing facilitation tools, and empowering […]

Developing the YOUTH in Youth-Adult Partnership

All of UP for Learning’s work depends on creating authentic partnerships between youth and adults. Adults bring a wealth of professional expertise to school redesign efforts, a systems-level perspective, and […]

Colchester Youth Make Their Voices Heard

Youth from Colchester High School met on November 28th at Champlain College for an all-day action planning retreat! Four student groups—the Social Justice Alliance, We Matter (Mental Health Awareness), Student […]

Restorative Practices: Main Street Middle School

The team invites youth interested in sharing their voice, learning leadership skills, helping to build a community where everyone feels valued  and a sense of belonging, and addressing issues of […]

Retreat: Colchester Middle School

Middle School Social Justice Alliance: A full day retreat for MS youth to support their work toward developing their action plan for change.  Guiding questions: Who am I?  What does […]