IMPACT 2020

A community engagement experience.

 

Join us for Impact 2020 – a unique and engaging virtual summer 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. Facilitated by Close Up Instructors, Impact 2020 has two program options:

Introduction to Community Engagement is a three-day foundational program that connects students across the country who are eager to learn how they can become active and involved members in their communities. Ideal for students who are new to advocacy work.

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Task Force for Community Engagement builds on the Introduction course, spanning 9 weekly sessions and gives students the opportunity to work in teams and identify issues that are important to them, explore root causes, develop action plans, and build a coalition of young leaders committed to addressing a pressing local or national issue.

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About Close Up
About National Network of Schools in Partnership
About Institute for Social Impact

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.

 

Middle School Sessions

  • July 22, 23, 24 | 1-3pm Eastern Standard Time (10am-12pm PT)   

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  • September 15, 16, 17 | 3:30-5pm Eastern Standard Time (12:30-2pm PT)
  • September 29, 30, October 1 | 6-7:30pm Eastern Standard Time (3-4:30pm PT)

 

High School Sessions

  • July 29, 30, 31 | 1-3pm Eastern Standard Time (10am-12pm PT)   

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  • September 8, 9, 10 | 6-7:30pm Eastern Standard Time (3-4:30pm PT)
  • 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.

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.

 

High School Sessions:

Weekly Sessions | Every Wednesday After School from October 7 – December 9, 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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PROGRAM TUITION

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (3 sessions)

Individual Student Cost: $175

Group Rate: $150 per student for NNSP members and Close Up Schools (minimum of 3 students required).

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TASK FORCE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (9 sessions)

Individual student price: $475

Group Rate: $400 per student for NNSP members and Close Up Schools (minimum of 3 students required).

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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