Connect your students to the world around them.
“I gained resources, a forum, inspiration, and knowledge needed to take action on issues that affect my community and the nation.” – Robert, Student, CA
Our virtual civic engagement programs connect students with peers nationwide and help create lasting communities. Students gain the confidence to discuss and deliberate on important issues, understand different perspectives, and work together to build consensus and connection to their communities and the world around them. With the guidance of Close Up’s experienced facilitators, students come away engaged, inspired, and motivated to continue the vital work of active citizenship in their communities.
Check out some of the projects from past programs and hear what students have to say about their virtual program experience!
Building Civic Leadership Skills
Free resources and lessons for Constitution Day
Creating the Next Generation of Change-Makers
Confront Challenges Facing Our Democracy
Learning Deliberative Democracy
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.
As a government teacher, it’s nice to have more resources…
for teaching media literacy and having students critically think about the information they receive.
I think Close Up’s virtual program is an amazing experience…