Thank you for helping your student take part in our hands-on, interactive program in Washington, DC! Dedicated teachers and parents are key to making the Close Up experience possible. At Close Up, we strive to give students the tools for a lifetime of informed and engaged citizenship. Listed below you will find links to resources that will help you learn about your student’s Close Up experience and to help them continue their learning at home. Talking with your students about their time in DC will make their learning more concrete and help them continue to get the most out of their Close Up program.

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"Close Up was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I still look back at the program as one of my top most influential, life-changing experiences."

   – Morgan, Student, AK
Educating for democracy since 1971