Every student is different– unique in ability, learning style, and interests.

So why does our education system treat every child the same?

Stand Together invests in changemakers like you who are transforming education with new and unconventional models to meet the unique needs of every learner. We are removing barriers to education and addressing longstanding problems with the education system.

Join a community of 1,600 education entrepreneurs who are engaging 6 million children. Together, we can help every child discover their talents, provide value to society, and live a life of meaning and purpose.


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YOU -an education changemaker boldly leading the charge on reimagining the purpose of education for every child in the United States

Supporting Learning Environments

Investing in Unconventional Education

Transform Education

Instead of sending all students down the same one-size-fits-all path, let’s enable each learner to own their own bright future. Together, we can transform education for every child.

Many of the innovative educational programs featured in this video are VELA Education Fund grant recipients – learn more about VELA at velaedfund.org.

Transforming education with The Big Idea

Learning can happen anywhere. And yet, most schooling — from kindergarten through 12th grade — still employs a one-size-fits-all approach. Why is that?

This is a question collaborators at The Big Idea are asking — and they’re inviting others to join them.

Helping Education Overcome Practical Barriers

The school with no homework and a 98% college acceptance rate

No homework. Grades you can change. This school is challenging everything about our approach to education — and it’s working with a 98% college acceptance rate.

Seizing a unique moment in individualized education

More than 2 million children left the public school system between 2020 and 2022 — and enrollment continues to fall. These children aren’t just leaving school. They’re joining a growing movement of students, families, and educators who are creating, sustaining and growing a truly innovative education marketplace.

Breaking Down Policy Barriers

Redlining & residential assignment injustice

How do we eliminate racial injustice so every American can reach their full potential? We can begin by taking a harder look at the education system. 50CAN’s Derrell Bradford walks through the pitfalls of residential assignment — the process of assigning students to schools based on their zip codes.

Policy considerations for microschooling: Key insights from the Manhattan Institute

The shift to at-home learning during COVID exposed more families to individualized learning models. The Manhattan Institute, with funding from Stand Together Trust, published a series of reports on microschooling.

Together We Can Reimagine the Purpose of Education