Leaders in Advocacy Academy

A 2022 summer program in partnership with Georgetown University.

About the Academy

This summer, the Close Up Foundation is partnering with Georgetown University to offer the Leaders in Advocacy Academy. The program, which will be fully virtual and remote, will bring together a diverse group of students from around the world for an intensive exploration of various strategies for organizing people and influencing policy. Students will leave the program well-equipped to take on leadership roles at school, in their local community, and on the global stage. 

What the Program Offers:

  • Students will engage with leaders in Congress, nonprofits, and liberal and conservative advocacy organizations to learn strategies for influencing policy and public opinion.
  • Students will participate in workshops exploring coalition building, community activism, and strategic messaging surrounding current policy debates.
  • Students will develop a narrative and plan of action to build support for a cause they care about. 
  • Students will earn a certificate of participation upon completion of the Academy.
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The Leaders in Advocacy Academy is a virtual program in which students will hear from experts and participate in workshops through Zoom classes. Students are required to have access to a computer and an internet connection. If you would like to participate in the program but these are not accessible, please contact the Georgetown University Summer Program Office. 

Dates: June 12-18, 2022

Time: TBD (Most days are full days of classes/workshops/speakers with a lunch break.)

Eligibility: High-school-aged students (must be 15 years old by June 12). International students are also encouraged to apply. No previous leadership experience is required.

Estimated Tuition: $1,895

FAQs: Answers to your frequently asked questions can be found on Georgetown’s website.