IMPACT

A community engagement experience

Join us for Impact – 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, a program designed to help young people connect to the world around them, develop their sense of purpose, and feel empowered to make a local impact on global issues. Led by Close Up Instructors, Impact has two program options – Introduction to Community Engagement and Justice and Equity.

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

PROGRAM DETAILS

 

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.

INTRO OVERVIEW >

Winter Sessions

  • Middle School – March 15-17, 2021 | 6:30-8:00pm (EST) / 3:30-5:00pm (PST)
  • High School – March 22-24, 2021 | 6:30-8:00pm (EST) / 3:30-5:00pm (PST)

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

For questions about scholarship opportunities, or if your school/group is interested in customizing dates for an entire grade, a course, or a specific group such as student government or a club, please email programsupport@closeup.org

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IMPACT: JUSTICE AND EQUITY

This seven-week program gives students the opportunity to work in teams with diverse peers, hear inspiring stories from young activists on strategies and models of advocacy and activism, deepen their understanding of issues and root causes in their communities, and build a coalition of young leaders who are catalysts for change.

JUSTICE AND EQUITY OVERVIEW >

Spring Sessions

  • High School | Every Thursday after school, April 15 – May 27, 2021, from 6:30-8:00pm (EST) / 3:30-5:00pm (PST)

Individual Student Cost: $300
Member Rate: $250 per student for NNSP members and Close Up schools (minimum of 3 students required).

For questions about scholarship opportunities, or if your school/group is interested in customizing dates for an entire grade, a course, or a specific group such as student government or a club, please email programsupport@closeup.org

REGISTER NOW >

Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age. 

EXPLORE ALL VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:

 

Impact

Community Engagement Experience

Impact is a unique and engaging virtual program designed to help middle and high school students develop the skills necessary to pursue a passion, tackle a community need, and form a network with young leaders from across the U.S.

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Student Voices

Debate and Discuss the 2020 Election

Student Voices is a virtual program where students will interact with their peers nationwide and learn about the leading issues framing the 2020 election.

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Empowering Female Voices

100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Empowering Female Voices is a program that brings together girls from schools nationwide to help them develop empathy for other perspectives, gain skills, and build confidence.

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Inspiring Civic Action

Confront Challenges Facing Our Democracy

Inspiring Civic Action is a virtual program where students can share their political values, deliberate critical policy issues, and build a virtual community.

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Native Issues Online Summit

The Native Issues Online Summit is an online program for students to examine issues in their communities, nations, and the United States as a whole, and develop action plans to address those issues.

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Custom Virtual Programs

Looking for meaningful ways to engage your students virtually, build community, or reimagine service-learning opportunities?

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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.