IMPACT 2020

A community engagement summer experience.

 

Join us for Impact 2020 – a unique and engaging virtual summer program designed to help middle school and high school students develop the skills necessary to pursue a passion, tackle a community need, and form a network with other young leaders from across the country. The National Network of Schools in Partnership (NNSP) and Close Up Foundation have partnered to offer Impact 2020, a program designed to help young people connect to the world around them, develop their sense of purpose, and empower them to make a local impact on global issues. 

Over the course of the program, students will hear inspiring stories from young activists on strategies and models of advocacy and activism; deepen their understanding of the challenges and issues in their communities; cultivate and practice civic leadership skills; work together to create meaningful solutions; and have an opportunity to present their action plans to an exciting guest panel. Together we can help young people today become the future leaders of tomorrow! 

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About Close Up
About National Network of Schools in Partnership
About Institute for Social Impact

PROGRAM SESSIONS

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT  

Middle School Sessions | June 17, 18, 19 | 10am-12pm PT/ 1-3pm ET   

High School Sessions | June 24, 25, 26 | 10am-12pm PT/ 1-3pm ET   

This three-day foundational program is a great introduction for students who are eager to learn how they can become active and involved members in their communities. Over the course of the three days, students will participate in a variety of activities to explore their sense of purpose, develop leadership skills, and think critically about social and political issues that matter most to them.   

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TASK FORCE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 

Middle School Sessions | June 29 – July 2 & July 6-9 | Seminars 10am – 12pm PT/ 1-3pm ET | Group Work 1-2pm PT/ 4-5pm ET 

High School Sessions | June 29 – July 2 & July 6-9 | Seminars 10am-12pm PT/ 1-3pm ET | Group Work 1-2pm PT/ 4-5pm ET 

Building on the foundations course, this two-week program gives students the opportunity to work in teams and apply their skills and passion to address a pressing local or national issue. Students will identify issues that are important to them, explore root causes, develop action plans, and build a coalition of young leaders committed to tackling a problem. 

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PROGRAM TUITION

 

We encourage students who are new to advocacy work to join us for both the introduction and task force programs (all sessions). For students with more experience, the introduction course is optional but still recommended as a foundation to the task force.  

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (3 sessions) – $150  

TASK FORCE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (8 sessions) – $400  

INTRODUCTION & TASK FORCE (All 11 sessions) – $500 

Close Up and NNSP are committed to providing scholarship opportunities for students who qualify based on family income. Financial aid awards are based on need. To request a Financial Aid Application or for any other questions, please email programsupport@closeup.org.

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