Full National Forum Membership: Full National Forum members endorse and are fully committed to the Forum’s mission and vision. Members seek out ways to actively contribute to and participate in the National Forum initiatives and efforts through the visible commitment of their time, expertise, and resources. By capitalizing on their influence, they use their voices and positions to advance the critical role of middle grades education and find possibilities for advancing the National Forum’s mission and vision.

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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