Join us for Impact – a unique and engaging virtual 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, a program designed to help young people connect to the world around them, develop their sense of purpose, and feel empowered to make a local impact on global issues.
This program, led by Close Up Instructors, gives students the opportunity to work in teams with diverse peers, hear inspiring stories from young activists on strategies and models of advocacy and activism, deepen their understanding of issues and root causes in their communities, and build a coalition of young leaders who are catalysts for change.
Individual Student Cost: $300
Member Rate: $250 per student for NNSP members and Close Up schools (minimum of 3 students required). **Only available for the Spring Session.
For questions about scholarship opportunities, or if your school/group is interested in customizing dates for an entire grade, a course, or a specific group such as student government or a club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IMPACT-athon is an incredible opportunity to join a national team of young people from around the country to solve a real-world problem through a design thinking challenge. By participating in workshops on advocacy & activism, storytelling, networking & coalition building, and fundraising, students will leave the conference with the empathy, skills, and strategies to create lasting change in their communities.
Dates: June 28 + 29, 2021 | 12:00-4:00pm (EST) / 9:00am-1:00pm (PST)
Eligibility: Ages 14-18
Individual Student Cost: $175
Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.
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