Watch our nation’s future unfold in the heart of DC!
During our 6-day/5-night Election Week Program, students will meet new friends from across the country and experience the suspense of a presidential election in Washington, DC!
As the upcoming election promises to shape politics and policy for the next several years, students will take part in activities, seminars, and visits to Washington’s most historic sites to help them understand what roles they, as citizens, can play in our democracy. By engaging in election-themed activities, students learn about the electoral process, the importance of becoming educated about the issues, and how to get involved when they return home.
Close Up’s Election Week Program provides students with the opportunity to:
Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.
I learned that there’s a huge network of people with the same goals and drive as me…
and that our collaboration really could make a difference. It gave me hope for the future of our communities and our nation!
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.
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.