Start a Local Program in Your State!
Our high school local programs provide school districts and organizations the opportunity for students to research and develop robust investigations into issues they identify in their communities, generate new policies or amendments, and meet with public officials and stakeholders to advance their Youth Agenda for Action. Through these locally-based initiatives, Close Up helps students begin to develop the skills needed to make a difference in their own communities.
To learn how you can work together with us in creating a local program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.
National Youth Impact Summit
Close Up brought me CLOSER to politics…
the entire notion no longer seemed obscure. I became very involved in politics on the local and national level.
I plan to introduce Close Up’s professional development to the teachers I work with…
and use this as a part of my school’s requirement that students take action on issues of local, national, and international importance.
I’m truly blown away by what Close Up’s been able to accomplish in the last two weeks during IMPACT 2020…
The material seems very high level, and my daughter’s been very motivated to participate every day. I wanted to be sure to commend the staff on providing such a great experience!
As a government teacher, it’s nice to have more resources…
for teaching media literacy and having students critically think about the information they receive.