An election week spent with Close Up is an unforgettable time, taking students behind the scenes in Washington, DC, to learn about the electoral process and experience the suspense of Election Day in person. During our six-day, five-night Election Week Program, high school students take part in seminars, events, and study visits to historical sites to help them fully understand their role in our democracy.
Guided by our highly trained program instructors, students have the opportunity to:
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 brought me CLOSER to politics…
the entire notion no longer seemed obscure. I became very involved in politics on the local and national level.
I plan to introduce Close Up’s professional development to the teachers I work with…
and use this as a part of my school’s requirement that students take action on issues of local, national, and international importance.
Close Up made me realize how SIGNIFICANT my thoughts and views are…
Although everyone will not always agree, everyone has a voice and needs to be heard.
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!