Once the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration winds down, Washington settles in and gets down to business. Don’t miss this exciting time as the president and a new Congress begin their work!
During the six-day, five-night President’s First Week Program, students examine the contributions of past presidents, assess the president’s agenda, and discuss the evolving roles of Congress and the presidency. With the help of our highly trained program instructors, students also consider how the people and events represented in DC’s memorials impact their lives today.
The President’s First Week Program gives students the opportunity to:
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Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.
National Youth Impact Summit
As a government teacher, it’s nice to have more resources…
for teaching media literacy and having students critically think about the information they receive.
Close Up brought me CLOSER to politics…
the entire notion no longer seemed obscure. I became very involved in politics on the local and national level.
I learned that there’s a huge network of people with the same goals and drive as me…
and that our collaboration really could make a difference. It gave me hope for the future of our communities and our nation!
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.