A Starting Point Interest Form

The Close Up Foundation will serve as the official education partner of A Starting Point (ASP).

Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, ASP and the Close Up Foundation will launch a nationwide civic engagement initiative to:

  • Enhance resources available to schools during this unprecedented time of virtual learning;
  • Help educate the next generation of Americans on the most pressing issues of our time;
  • Bring lawmakers inside the classroom to deepen students’ understanding of U.S. government and politics;
  • Inspire active and informed participation in our democracy;
  • Create cross-cultural and interactive learning opportunities between different schools, communities, and states on issues surrounding government and politics.

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Close Up & ASP in the News

July 28, 2020 - ABC News Live
July 23, 2020 - Cheddar Politics
July 15, 2020 - ABC World News and America This Morning