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 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 DETAILS

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT BEYOND ELECTION DAY

The 2020 election created unprecedented interest, personal investment, and civic engagement among young people. This three-day program connects high school students from across the country who are eager to learn how they can capture the energy that this election day generated and inspire their peers, family, and friends to remain civically engaged. Over the course of three sessions, students will participate in a variety of virtual activities to explore their sense of purpose, hone their leadership skills, and think critically about how to continue to influence the social and political issues that matter most to them.

BEYOND ELECTION DAY OVERVIEW >

High School Session Dates

  • Friday, November 20, 2020 | 6:30-8pm (EST) / 3:30-5pm (PST)
  • Saturday, November 21, 2020 | 2pm-3:30pm (EST) / 11am-12:30pm (PST)
  • Sunday, November 22, 2020 | 2pm-3:30pm (EST) / 11am-12:30pm (PST)

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

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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 – February 15-17, 2021 | 6-7:30pm (EST) / 3-4:30pm (PST)
  • High School – February 15-17, 2021 | 6-7:30pm (EST) / 3-4:30pm (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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TASK FORCE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 

This nine-week 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.  

TASK FORCE OVERVIEW >

Spring Sessions

  • High School | Every Thursday after school, April 15 – June 10 , 2021, from 6:30-8:00pm (EST) / 3:30-5:00pm (PST)
  • Middle School  | Every Tuesday after school, April 13 – June 8, 2021, from 6:30-8:00pm (EST) / 3:30-5:00pm (PST)

Individual Student Cost: $475
Member Rate: $400 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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Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age. 

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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