Close Up has a long history of bi-partisan support from Congress. Students who complete our program are awarded a Certificate of Achievement signed by Congressional leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate. Every year, we schedule more than 1,200 meetings between our participants and their Members of Congress and their staffs during our program’s Capitol Hill Day. Each meeting gives students the opportunity to interact with elected officials and their staffs about the key issues facing the nation. Students and teachers also experience their government in action first-hand by attending committee hearings and legislative sessions.

For more information on Congressional partnerships, please email us or call us at 800-CLOSE UP.


"Close Up opened my eyes to a world in government and I have been involved in student leadership positions since. I am currently in law school and hope to someday be involved in politics."

   – Matt, Student, MN
Educating for democracy since 1971