- Connie Yowell and Jessica Lindl

As we head into the new year, I look ahead with hope and gratitude. Thanks to the many partners who are supporting our vision, the evolution of learning is firmly underway.Since launching in October, LRNG’s network of schools, businesses, cities, nonprofits and community institutions is quickly scaling up as we prepare for the national rollout of the tech platform next year. By bringing together existing in-school, out-of-school, employer-based and online learning experiences, the LRNG ecosystem will deliver immediate, transformative change to youth across the country by creating 21st century paths to success.

LRNG has 30+ badging opportunities already in beta testing with youth advisors. Our team is co-designing Playlists with city, corporate and program partners for Spring 2016. And our engineering team remains on track to launch the LRNG youth platform next spring. In 2016, we will add 11 new Cities of LRNG nationwide for a total of 15 cities.

No one institution alone can provide all the learning experiences young people need to prepare for life and work in the 21st century. We’re thrilled to co-design a new approach to learning with partners from all sectors — nonprofit, corporate and government; local and national; funding and programming. Partners contribute content and resources, co-design playlists, develop mentorship programs, or offer internship opportunities. Together, we are transforming learning into a lifestyle to better prepare young people for a world where learning never stops.

On behalf of Collective Shift and LRNG, I’d like to thank our partners and supporters for their continued dedication to the movement.

Not yet a partner? Join us!

We invite interested corporations, nonprofits, school districts and cities to help us redesign learning for the 21st century. The future of LRNG is bright, making the future for millions of young people even brighter.

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