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CLOSE UP - Washington DC [Virtual Programs]



Connect Your Students to the World Around Them

“I gained resources, a forum, inspiration, and knowledge needed to take action on issues that affect my community and the nation.” – Robert, Student, CA This fall, Close Up is offering a series of dynamic virtual programs to ensure that the upcoming school year is rewarding, empowering, and full of genuine student connection. Our remote learning programs help create lasting virtual communities, in which students gain the confidence to discuss important issues, learn how to respectfully disagree, and work together to build consensus and connection to their communities and the world around them. With the guidance of Close Up’s experienced curriculum team, students will come away engaged, inspired, and motivated to continue the vital work of active citizenship at home.


Impact 2020

Join us for Impact 2020 – a unique and engaging virtual program designed to help middle school and high school students develop the skills necessary to pursue a passion, tackle a community need, and form a network with other young leaders from across the country. 


Student Voices

Never has there been a more important time for young people to connect across distance and divides, engage with diverse perspectives, and understand the key issues shaping an election. We know that young people want to be part of the national conversation and are eager to learn about and discuss current issues and the world around them. Close Up’s Student Voices program provides middle and high school students with the exciting opportunity to talk with other students from across the country and more!


Empowering Female Voices

This fall, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Close Up and the Institute for Social Impact will offer Empowering Female Voices—a program that will bring together girls from middle and high schools nationwide for a series of six online civic engagement workshops leading up to the presidential election.  By engaging girls from different backgrounds in meaningful dialogue, we aim to help students develop empathy for the perspectives of others and build the skills and confidence to empower a generation of female change-makers.


Customize a Virtual Program

Partner with Close Up to design a custom virtual program that is tailored to your curriculum and student engagement needs. All programs are facilitated by Close Up instructors, who are experts in leading student discussions and connecting students with each other and the world around them.

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