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IMPACT: Active Citizenship

Middle School Programs

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Never has there been a more important time for young people to connect across distance and divides, engage with diverse perspectives, and understand pressing global issues. During the 2022-23 school year, Close Up and the NNSP will bring together middle school students from around the country to build inclusive communities, develop the skills needed for active citizenship, and learn from the stories, the successes, and the setbacks of other young change-makers.  

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Civic Ambassadors Virtual Program (7th and 8th Grade)

 

The Civic Ambassadors program is a special opportunity to nominate six 7th and 8th grade students to represent your school in an examination of today’s most pressing issues with other students from across the country. Through this series of five online civic engagement workshops, students will build relationships, connect their experiences and personal stories to ongoing political debates and policy deliberations, and return back home to share what they have learned as civic ambassadors of their school communities. 

Dates & Pricing:

Every Tuesday & Thursday after school | October 18 – November 1, 2022 | 6:15-7:15pm (EST) / 3:15-4:15pm (PST)
All sessions will take place on Zoom.

  • Cohort of 6 Students: $1,650
  • Individual Student: $275

This program session is exclusively for students in grades 7 and 8. We recommend that you nominate six students to represent your school as civic ambassadors. There is a minimum of three students per school group.  

STUDENT COHORT REGISTRATION > INDIVIDUAL STUDENT REGISTRATION >

Space is limited. Please register by September 21, 2022 to confirm your participation.  

Close Up and NNSP are deeply committed to equity and inclusion. If you require financial assistance, please contact Close Up at programsupport@closeup.org. 

 

If you have any questions, or if your school/group is interested in customizing a program for an entire grade or course, please contact us at programsupport@closeup.org

 

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