Close Up’s Civic Voices program for middle school students and Civic Leaders program for high school students provide an opportunity to practice critical civic literacy skills and work with tutors for academic support. As students explore and discuss issues, they will work with tutors to practice the skills necessary to prepare students for quarterly assessments and state testing. The program curriculum has an emphasis on practicing constructed response, developing reading and writing comprehension, and building citizenship skills and civic and democratic dispositions.
For more information on each session, check out the program overviews.
Students will participate in several one-hour online sessions over their chosen weeks. They will meet with their assigned group peers and tutors 2 or 3 times a week in a 1:4 tutor to student ratio. All program sessions are virtual.
Middle School Session Dates
High School Session Dates
In addition to academic support, students can earn service-learning hours (up to 7 hours), Amazon gift cards, and other fun prizes for participation.
Help empower youth voices within your own community! Work to help a generation of students take action and make change! Through PGCPS, a virtual community will be created between educators and students. Over a period of 7 weeks, you will be provided an opportunity to help students find their voice through group deliberation and reflection on local government issues as well as understanding citizenship by using media and literacy skills.