Vermont Learning for the Future is an emergent, collective impact project composed of education professionals across the state dedicated to building a more just, joyful and sustainable future for our students and their communities.

In the fall of 2015, 125 educational leaders participated in a systems mapping process to identify key levers of change to achieve a transformative vision for education in Vermont. 42 of them joined strategic action teams to carry out projects that move us towards our goal.

Today the network engages over 200 education professionals across Vermont school districts, colleges and universities, community partners, the Agency of Education and state Legislature.

Concretely, we:

  • Discover and advance new, collaborative learning projects and partnerships that positively impact VT youth;

  • Strengthen educational partnerships and leverage network resources to affect change;

  • Encourage creative thought across the educational landscape;

  • Connect network partners with data and expertise;

  • Elevate best practices and ideas across the learning landscape;

  • Support authentic youth-adult partnership as fundamental to systems change;

  • Build capacity for educational and cultural betterment; and

  • Work to align learning practices to take full advantage of transformative education policy.

We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society grounded in respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.
— From the Preamble to the Earth Charter

OUR GOAL: By 2022, Vermont will have a model learning system where all of our youth are engaged in equitable, reciprocal learning relationships that develop individual capabilities and powerful partnerships as they emerge as resilient global citizens committed to creating a just, joyful and sustainable society.