IMPACT 2020

A community engagement experience.

Join us for Impact 2020 – a unique and engaging virtual program designed to help middle school and high school students develop the skills necessary to pursue a passion, tackle a community need, and form a network with other young leaders from across the country. 

The National Network of Schools in Partnership (NNSP) and Close Up Foundation have partnered to offer Impact 2020, a program designed to help young people connect to the world around them, develop their sense of purpose, and empower them to make a local impact on global issues. Led by Close Up Instructors, Impact 2020 has two program options – Introduction to Community Engagement and Task Force for Community Engagement.

Check out some of the Impact 2020 projects and hear what the students have to say about their experience!

PROGRAM SESSIONS

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT  

This three-day foundational program is a great introduction for students who are eager to learn how they can become active and involved members in their communities. Over the course of three sessions, students will participate in a variety of activities to explore their sense of purpose, develop leadership skills, and think critically about social and political issues that matter most to them. A similar model is available for schools who would like to customize this program for a particular class, grade level, or district-wide project. Please contact us at programsupport@closeup.org for more information.

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PROGRAM COST & DETAILS

Individual Student Cost: $175
Member Rate: $150 per student for NNSP members and Close Up Schools (minimum of 3 students required).

Fall Sessions

  • Middle School – September 15, 16, 17 | 3:30-5pm Eastern Standard Time (12:30-2pm PT)
  • Middle School – September 29, 30, October 1 | 6-7:30pm Eastern Standard Time (3-4:30pm PT)
  • High School – September 8, 9, 10 | 6-7:30pm Eastern Standard Time (3-4:30pm PT)
  • High School – September 22, 23, 24 | 3:30-5pm Eastern Standard Time (12:30-2pm PT)

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TASK FORCE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 

Building on the foundations course, this program gives students the opportunity to work in teams and apply their skills and passion to address a pressing local or national issue. Students will identify issues that are important to them, explore root causes, develop action plans, and build a coalition of young leaders committed to tackling a problem. If you are interested in tailoring this program for a course or grade level, please contact us at programsupport@closeup.org to explore customized options and pricing.

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PROGRAM COST & DETAILS

Individual Student Cost: $475
Member Rate: $400 per student for NNSP members and Close Up Schools (minimum of 3 students required).

Fall Sessions

  • High School | Every Wednesday After School from October 7 – December 9, 2020
  • Middle School  | Every Tuesday After School from October 6 – December 8, 2020

To accommodate for different time zones, Close Up is running two different sessions each week. For East Coast and Central time zones, 4:00-5:30 PM EST; for Mountain and Pacific time zones, 3:00-4:30 PM PST. There will be no classes on November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break.

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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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