Once the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration winds down, Washington settles in and gets down to business. Don’t miss this exciting time as the president and a new Congress begin their work!
During the six-day, five-night President’s First Week Program, students examine the contributions of past presidents, assess the president’s agenda, and discuss the evolving roles of Congress and the presidency. With the help of our highly trained program instructors, students also consider how the people and events represented in DC’s memorials impact their lives today.
The President’s First Week Program gives students the opportunity to:
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Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.
National Youth Impact Summit
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!
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
I think Close Up’s virtual program is an amazing experience…
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.