From the earliest days of research and human-centered design, we saw that many families were not getting what they needed or hoped for from the education system. And yet, 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 emerged to guide learners and their families in forging a purposeful and relevant learning path from birth to career.

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.

Part of our mission is to catalyze the growth of Learner Advocate Networks across the state. We think the merit of this approach is in the collection of functions accomplished in service of a cohort of learners and families, and we believe this can be done in existing organizations who are oriented with learners at the center.

Contact Us if you're interested in partnering on any of the services below.

Our Suite of Services

  • We operate our own Learner Advocate Network through an employer-anchored strategy with local businesses who employ working parents.

  • We lead teams in playing the ReSchool game to expand mindsets and build common understanding of the possibilities of learner-centered, open-walled environments.

  • We facilitate pop-up workshops on specific topics such as school choice or summer planning to surface learner and family values around learning.

  • We consult with organizations who seek to integrate the functions of a Learner Advocate Network into their existing learning environments.

"The illiterate of the 21st century won't be those who can't read and write but those who can't learn, unlearn and relearn."

Alvin Toffler