Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the nation’s capital!
Close Up’s Program for New Americans is built on the belief that textbooks and lectures alone are not enough to help students understand responsible citizenship. Our experiential and interactive approach allows migrant and recently immigrated students to get involved and have a voice in issues important to them. After this 6-day/5-night program, students return home from the nation’s capital empowered and ready to make a difference in their community.
On Close Up, students have the opportunity to:
Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.
Close Up made me realize how SIGNIFICANT my thoughts and views are…
Although everyone will not always agree, everyone has a voice and needs to be heard.
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.
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
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!