Prince George’s County Public School Virtual Programs

Civic Voices and Civic Leaders Program


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.



Program Details


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

  • Session 2: January 24 – March 15, 2022 (January 18th Registration Deadline)
  • Session 3: March 24 – June 2, 2022 (March 17th Registration Deadline)

High School Session Dates

  • Session 2: January 24 – February 10, 2022 (January 18th Registration Deadline)
  • Session 3: February 14 – March 7, 2022 (February 7th Registration Deadline)
  • Session 4: March 28 – April 20, 2022 (March 21st Registration Deadline)
  • Session 5: May 9 – May 26, 2022 (May 2nd Registration Deadline)

In addition to academic support, students can earn service-learning hours (up to 7 hours), Amazon gift cards, and other fun prizes for participation.  




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Teachers: Become a Site Coordinator


Help us recruit students and coordinate incentives for the students in your school. To become a Site Coordinator, you must be an educator at a Prince George's County Public School.
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Become a Program Tutor


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.