How can schools help build more just, equitable, and inclusive communities? In January 2023, students from across the country will gather in Washington, DC, with Close Up and the National Network of Schools in Partnership (NNSP) for the Community IMPACT Symposium. During this three-day program in our nation’s capital, students will develop a shared vision of youth leadership, schools as civic hubs, and community engagement. They will:
Dates: Saturday, January 28 – Monday, January 30, 2023, in Washington, DC
NNSP and Close Up Member Tuition: $975 per student
Friday Early-Arrival Tuition: $210 per student
Tuition covers all experiential learning activities, hotel lodging, off-campus social events, buses, 24/7 supervision and night monitors, and all student meals. Please note that transportation is not included and groups must make their own arrangements to and from DC.
Space is limited. Please register by December 15, 2022 to confirm your participation. Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participant under 18 years of age. Learn how we keep all students safe, secure, and supervised on every program. Close Up and NNSP are deeply committed to equity and inclusion. If you require financial assistance, please contact Close Up at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will be immersed in the real world of decision-making, deliberation, and advocacy work with a diverse group of peers from across the United States. Through engagement with experts and collaborative inquiry into their own schools and communities, students will consider individual and collective responsibilities and agency, identify equitable practices in community engagement, and explore how the voices of other community members might shape their efforts to work towards justice. While most session will take place at the hotel, students will have the opportunity participate in social activities and explore Washington, DC, with their peers and Close Up facilitators.