There are a lot of different roles to play in order for families to be well-supported in their learning and it takes more than one person to do it. Learner Advocate Networks (LANs) will look different depending on local context.
Here’s an example of how our LAN has looked.
We operate our own employer-anchored Learner Advocate Network where local businesses offer the LAN as a benefit to employees who are parents.
We facilitate pop-up workshops for families on specific topics such as choosing a school school choice and summer planning. Workshops are driven by each family’s values, needs and interests around learning.
We convene and connect organizations who seek to integrate the functions of a Learner Advocate Network into their existing learning environments.
We are supporting individuals in piloting a community-anchored model of the Learner Advocate Network where they provide advocate services to other parents in their network.