Mission: The National Forum unites key stakeholders to speak with a common voice to leverage research, policy, leadership, and replicable model practices to drive middle grades reform.

Vision: In order to prepare students to be lifelong learners ready for college, career, and citizenship, the National Forum seeks to make every middle grades school academically excellent, responsive to the developmental needs and interests of young adolescents, and socially equitable.

Full Forum members pay an annual membership fee of $50; attend meetings; volunteer for committees; advocate on behalf of the Forum and young adolescents; and cast votes on key issues.

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Forum Advocates: Forum Advocates pay an annual membership fee of $25, receive advocacy training, disseminate information, and provide feedback on efforts to the National Forum. Participants in the National Forum’s annual Schools to Watch Conference receive a year of Forum Advocate Membership with their conference registration.

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