Witness the nation’s future unfold!
The midterm elections are one of the most thrilling events in our nation’s capital! As part of our 5-day/4-night Election Week Program, students participate in hands-on activities and site visits with other young people from across the country to help them better understand the electoral process. They also travel to history-rich Philadelphia to learn how the decisions made in the 1700’s are still affecting how we are represented today. Guided by our highly-trained instructors, students have the opportunity to:
Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.
Explore the inspiring landmarks, monuments, and memorials in these two iconic cities!Learn More >
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in DC and other historic sites on the East Coast with this fully-customizable program.Learn More >
Journey through American history by exploring these significant U.S. cities.Learn More >
Discuss the evolution of American democracy with visits to two of our nation’s most historic cities.Learn More >
Experience American history up close with visits to the nation’s capital and this Civil War battlefield.Learn More >
Explore American history in-depth with this journey through the East Coast’s most notable cities.Learn More >
Discover our nation’s diverse heritage on this DC program geared to immigrant and migrant students.Learn More >
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
I learned that there’s a huge network of people with the same goals and drive as me…
and that our collaboration really could make a difference. It gave me hope for the future of our communities and our nation!
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!
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.