Close Up’s New Americans High School Program is built on the belief that textbooks and lectures alone are not enough to help students understand responsible citizenship. Our experiential, interactive approach allows migrant and recently immigrated students to get involved and voice their opinions on issues that matter to them. After this six-day/five-night program in Washington, DC, students return home empowered and ready to make a difference in their community.
With Close Up, students have the opportunity to:
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Participation in the Close Up program for immigrant and migrant students 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.
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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.
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.
I think Close Up’s virtual program is an amazing experience…
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.