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
Free resources and lessons for Constitution Day
Creating the Next Generation of Change-Makers
Confront Challenges Facing Our Democracy
Learning Deliberative Democracy
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.
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!
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.