How to Get to #UPLEarning article The Uplift Education project is a multi-agency collaboration that aims to bring new students into classrooms in underserved areas of the country.
The aim is to build a model that could be replicated in more disadvantaged communities, and by 2020, around 300,000 students in the US will be receiving the course.
The UPLIFT Education initiative has been running for five years, and is currently focused on teaching middle and high school students the basics of English and mathematics, and helping them understand their place in society.
In Ireland, the scheme is called the Uplifts Learning.
A group of Uplifting educators from across the country are meeting with local stakeholders to help them identify the best way to introduce Uplifted students to their community and provide them with support.
“We’re not just a school.
We’re a community,” said Nancy McBride, a Uplifter from Co Donegal who was involved in the UPLifts Learning project.
McBride said the Ullift Education model is different to what’s seen in Ireland before. “
So it’s not just about getting our kids to a school, it’s also about getting them out of the classroom and into the community.”
McBride said the Ullift Education model is different to what’s seen in Ireland before.
The Uplifters Learning is about “rebuilding trust” and creating “a safe space for kids to talk to people and do their thing”.
McBride has been working with the Uglies Learning project in the Dún Laoghaire area, which is one of the areas hardest hit by the flooding.
“This has been a really tough time for all of us.
It’s been a big time for the Uls, we’ve lost so many of our friends and family.
So it’s been really hard to deal with,” she said.
The Uglys Learning is a partnership between the Uppsala Education Department, the Irish Government, the Department of Education, and the Ups and Downs Council, an organisation working with vulnerable young people in Donegal.
“The Ullifers Learning is different because it’s about rebuilding trust.
It is about creating a safe space where kids can talk to and do things together,” said Conor Macleod, an Ullifier from Galway who has been part of the Uggs Learning project for the past three years.
“There is an opportunity for a lot of our kids who are struggling right now to get a real opportunity to connect with people and share their stories.”
McBride, who said she wants to teach her daughter to be a nurse, said she wanted to get her students to understand their “opportunities”.
“I wanted to teach my daughter to love and to care for others, and to look out for the well being of everyone,” she explained.
“We want to help her realise that she can do that by giving her mind to things that are good for her.”
McKayla O’Brien, a Ullifier who has worked with the programme in Donegall, said the school was a great place to start.
“I’m so glad that we are here and we can be part of something that can benefit the people in our area,” she said.
“When you think about a school you think of the academic achievement, but we’re not looking at grades, we’re looking at things like helping people to connect and be a part of their community.
This is an amazing opportunity.”