Stanford and Close Up Opportunities

Learning Deliberative Democracy

 

In partnership with Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy, Close Up is offering opportunities for students to participate in deliberative polling with high school students from across the country. These deliberations and courses allow students to identify the most important issues facing their generation, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to lead deliberation in their own communities. 

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About Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy

A Deliberation on Race and Society 

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 10th | 7:00–9:00pm (EST)
Eligibility: High School Students (grades 9-12)

How can young people engage on issues that matter to them and create a space for an informed exchange of ideas and perspectives? This November, join over 500 high school students nationwide for an online deliberation followed by a student-led reflection. This FREE event is being implemented and designed by students who participated in Close Up and Stanford’s Learning Deliberative Democracy course.

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PAST PROGRAMS

Learning Deliberative Democracy

In partnership with Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy, this virtual summer course brought students from across the country to work on a real-world deliberative democracy project using Deliberative Polling. Students discussed and identified the most important issues facing their generation, and developed the skills needed to navigate these conversations in their home communities.

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Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age. 

EXPLORE ALL VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:

 

IMPACT

Build Civic Leadership Skills

IMPACT programs allow students to build a community with their peers nationwide, examine current policy challenges, and learn how to become leaders and ambassadors for civic action in their own communities. Learn More >

Classroom Exchanges

Connect Classrooms to Discuss Current Issues

Classroom Exchanges gives students the opportunity to interact with their peers nationwide and discuss current issues. Learn More >

Empowering Girls' Voices

Creating the Next Generation
of Change-Makers

For NCGS Network schools, Empowering Girls’ Voices will bring together students from around the world to build the skills needed to inspire others and become catalysts for change. Learn More >

Empower Youth Voices

Confront Challenges Facing Our Democracy

For Malone Schools, Empower Youth Voices inspires students to share their political values, deliberate critical policy issues, and build a virtual community. Learn More >

Stanford and Close Up Opportunities

Learning Deliberative Democracy

Stanford and Close Up programs encourage students to engage in meaningful discussions and address real-world issues through deliberative polling. Learn More >

Custom Virtual Programs

Looking for meaningful ways to engage your students virtually, build community, or reimagine service-learning opportunities? Learn More >

Over 93% of students said Close Up’s virtual programs…

helped them understand the importance of using their voice to make change in their communities.