More learning opportunities are emerging than ever before, and families are faced with choices and trade offs at every turn.

Navigating this increasingly complex landscape of learning, both in school and out, is a challenge. 

Our Learner Advocate Network guides learners and their families in forging a purposeful and relevant learning path by supporting them in making decisions about learning that happens both in and outside school.

Learner Advocates work directly with learners and their parents to understand their values and context, identify their learning goals and aspirations, build relationships and support networks, increase their capacity to make meaningful choices about education, and access excellent learning opportunities within school and beyond. We refer to this process as building agency.

Why it’s called a Network

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.

Our Suite of Services

  • 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. 

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If you’re interested in learning more or partnering on any of the above services, contact us!

"Whether inside a big organization or working on their own, most young people will be managing projects after leaving school. We need to do a better job of preparing kids for a project-based world."

Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart