Virtual Programs

Close Up’s dynamic virtual programs provide students with rewarding, empowering, and genuine experiences that connect them with other students nationwide.

Virtual Learning Shadow

Connect your students to the world around them.

“I gained resources, a forum, inspiration, and knowledge needed to take action on issues that affect my community and the nation.” – Robert, Student, CA

Our virtual civic engagement programs connect students with peers nationwide and help create lasting communities. Students gain the confidence to discuss and deliberate on important issues, understand different perspectives, and work together to build consensus and connection to their communities and the world around them. With the guidance of Close Up’s experienced facilitators, students come away engaged, inspired, and motivated to continue the vital work of active citizenship in their communities.  

Check out some of the projects from past programs and hear what students have to say about their virtual program experience!  




Building Civic Leadership Skills

IMPACT programs allow students to build a community with their peers nationwide, examine current policy challenges, and learn how to become leaders and ambassadors for civic action at home. Learn More >


Free resources and lessons for Constitution Day

The Preamble Project will help students explore questions such as: Who, in today’s America, are ‘We the People’? How do we pursue a ‘more perfect union’? Learn More >

Empowering Girls' Voices Middle School

Creating the Next Generation
of Change-Makers

For NCGS Network schools, Empowering Girls’ Voices will bring together students from around the world to build the skills needed to inspire others and become catalysts for change. Learn More >

Empower Youth Voices

Confront Challenges Facing Our Democracy

Empower Youth Voices inspires students to share their political values, deliberate critical policy issues, and build a virtual community. Learn More >

Stanford University Programs

Learning Deliberative Democracy

Close Up’s programs with Stanford University encourage students to engage in thoughtful discussions and address real-world issues through deliberative polling. Learn More >

Custom Virtual Programs

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