During our six-day/five-night Election Week Program, high school students meet new friends from across the country and experience the suspense of election night in Washington, DC!
With upcoming elections promising to shape politics and policy for years, students take part in activities, seminars, and visits to Washington’s historical sites to help them understand what roles they, as citizens, can play in our democracy. Students learn about the electoral process, the importance of becoming educated on the issues, and how to get involved when they return home.
Close Up’s Election Week Program gives students the opportunity to:
Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participant under 18 years of age. Learn how we keep all students safe, secure, and supervised on every program.
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 plan to introduce Close Up’s professional development to the teachers I work with…
and use this as a part of my school’s requirement that students take action on issues of local, national, and international importance.
I think Close Up’s virtual program is an amazing experience…