Close Up programs are the ultimate experience!
Embark on an adventure with new friends and discover the significance of DC’s famous monuments, incredible Smithsonian museums, and awe-inspiring memorials. Close Up gives students the perfect combination of learning and fun by putting them in the center of the nation’s most thrilling and historic cities!
Explore the inspiring landmarks, monuments, and memorials in these two iconic cities!Learn More >
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in DC and other historic sites on the East Coast with this fully-customizable program.Learn More >
Experience the excitement of the next Presidential Election and Inauguration first-hand in Washington, DC!Learn More >
Journey through American history by exploring these significant U.S. cities.Learn More >
Discuss the evolution of American democracy with visits to two of our nation’s most historic cities.Learn More >
Experience American history up close with visits to the nation’s capital and this Civil War battlefield.Learn More >
Explore American history in-depth with this journey through the East Coast’s most notable cities.Learn More >
Make connections between the past and the present.
Our thoughtful, intentional curriculum helps students engage with their peers, expand their perspectives, and gain a greater understanding of their role as citizens. We use:
IMPACT 2020: Community Engagement Virtual Summer Experience
Join us for Impact 2020 – a unique and engaging virtual summer program designed to help middle 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 develop their sense of purpose, and empower them to make an impact in their communities.
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
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.
Close Up brought me CLOSER to politics…
the entire notion no longer seemed obscure. I became very involved in politics on the local and national level.