American Indian Focus High School Programs

For more than 30 years, Close Up has partnered with American Indian tribes to offer programs that focus on the issues affecting Indian Country.

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Discuss and participate in Native American current events!

Close Up has longstanding partnerships with the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) and the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), as well as a history of developing programs for native and non-native students alike. These Native American youth programs include:  

  • USET Impact Week Youth Summit: Through interactions with fellow USET youth, tribal leaders, and delegates, students enhance their understanding of the relationship between tribal nations and the U.S. government, and the role of USET in Native American advocacy.
  • American Indian and Alaska Native Youth Summit:Students identify their concerns for their communities, build the skills needed to make change, and become advocates for issues impacting Indian Country.

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Washington, DC

Six-Day Program

Learn about American democracy first-hand during this in-depth exploration of the nation’s capital. Learn More >

Washington, DC

Four-Day Program

Explore the capital city in a fast-paced, four-day adventure! Learn More >

Premier Election Series & Inauguration

Experience the excitement of the next presidential election and inauguration up close in Washington, DC! Learn More >

Washington, DC & New York City

Examine the relationship between business and government while visiting two of America’s most important cities. Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Study the evolution of American democracy by stepping back in time in two historical cities. Learn More >

New Americans Program

Discover our nation’s diverse heritage in a DC program geared toward immigrant and migrant students. Learn More >

American Indian Focus Programs

Consider the issues facing Indian Country in one of three exclusive programs in the nation’s capital. Learn More >

Create Your Own Program

Partner with Close Up to design a customized experience for your school! Learn More >

Summer Programs

National Youth Impact Summit

In partnership with Stanford’s Deliberative Democracy Lab and NNSP, meet and deliberate with passionate students from across the country! Learn More >