Close Up partners with a variety of organizations to conduct special programs that inspire and empower young people to become engaged citizens. Through Close Up’s nonpartisan approach and expertise in designing effective programs for students, these programs help our partners target communities and constituents, focus on specific policy issues, and invest in the development of future leaders.
Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.
Learn about American democracy first-hand during this in-depth exploration of the nation’s capital.Learn More >
Examine the relationship between business and government with visits to two of America’s most important 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 up close in Washington, DC!Learn More >
Discover our nation’s diverse heritage on this DC program geared to immigrant and migrant students.Learn More >
Explore these programs designed for individual students who want in-depth knowledge of specific policy issues.Learn More >
Better understand the evolution of American democracy with visits to our nation’s most historic cities.Learn More >
Learn about the power of foreign policy through an international relations simulation in the heart of Hawaii!Learn More >
I plan to introduce Close Up’s professional development to the teachers I work with…
and use this as a part of my school’s requirement that students take action on issues of local, national, and international importance.
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
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.
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.