Empowering Female Voices: Election 2020

 

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.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Through a series of six online discussions designed and facilitated by Close Up instructors, students will engage with diverse girls nationwide for one hour weekly sessions.  Students will participate in sessions on political values, learn and deliberate about critical policy issues shaping the 2020 election, and consider ways to activate members of their communities to take action on the issues that matter most to them. Our curriculum specialists will also provide teachers with a virtual professional development training session and ready-to-use classroom resources to support continued student discussion and understanding of the upcoming election.

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Eligibility and Cost: The program is intended for girls in grades 9-12 and can be integrated into a current government or civics course, advisory program, club, or leadership development opportunity like student council. During this time of social distancing, the series can also replace a capstone project, experiential learning trip, or community service opportunity. Pricing is available for individual students, classrooms or student groups, and entire grades:

  • Individual Student (for 1-14 students): $175 per student
  • Classroom or Student Group (15-25 students): $3,500 per classroom/student group
  • Grade Level (over 75 students): $12,000 per grade

For questions about financial aid opportunities, please email programsupport@closeup.org.

Program Dates:  When educators sign up for the program, we will ask you to indicate your preferred time(s) of day so we can schedule your discussions with other classrooms. Sessions will run between September 14 – November 20, 2020.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM

Through a series of six online discussions designed and facilitated by Close Up instructors, students will engage with diverse middle school girls nationwide for one hour weekly sessions. Students will come together online to build community, investigate important election issues, and share their ideas and values. With their peers, they will then consider how to create a more inclusive and representative democracy, and develop plans to involve their classmates and communities in future action. Our curriculum specialists will also provide teachers with a virtual professional development training session and ready-to-use classroom resources to support continued student discussion and understanding of the upcoming election.

MIDDLE SCHOOL OVERVIEW >

Eligibility and Cost: The program is intended for girls in 7th and 8th grade and can be integrated into a history class, advisory program, club, or leadership development opportunity like student council. During this time of social distancing, the series can also replace a capstone project, experiential learning trip, or community service opportunity. Pricing is available for classrooms, student groups, or grade levels:

  • Classroom or Student Group: $3,500 per classroom/student group
  • Grade Level (over 75 students): $12,000 per grade

For questions about financial aid opportunities, please email programsupport@closeup.org.

Program Dates: When educators sign up for the program, we will ask you to indicate your preferred time(s) of day so we can schedule your discussions with other classrooms.  Sessions will run between September 14 – November 20, 2020.

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Over 93% of students said Close Up’s virtual programs…

helped them understand the importance of using their voice to make change in their communities.

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