IMPACT programs, offered by Close Up and the National Network of Schools in Partnership, bring together middle school students from around the country at a time when young people are eager to connect across geographical and ideological divides. Through IMPACT, students discuss how to improve their communities, study the successes and setbacks of other young change-makers, collaborate with their peers to develop and present action plans, and cultivate leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
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Build Civic Leadership Skills
Connect Classrooms to Discuss Current Issues
Creating the Next Generation of Change-Makers
Confront Challenges Facing Our Democracy
Learning Deliberative Democracy