Be a part of America’s most important tradition!
Every four years, the eyes of the nation turn to Washington, DC, for the inauguration of America’s president. It’s a momentous week of sacred traditions and unmatched pageantry—and one that Close Up has helped thousands of students experience.
Our enormously popular Presidential Inauguration High School Program is so much more than an in-and-out tour. This seven-day, six-night program fully immerses students in the inaugural rituals and celebrations, giving them a comprehensive, in-depth experience. Guided by our highly trained program instructors, students take part in exciting seminars with DC insiders, explore iconic memorials and museums, and walk the halls of Capitol Hill—all with the backdrop of a presidential inauguration!
This program gives students the chance to:
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Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.
National Youth Impact Summit
As a government teacher, it’s nice to have more resources…
for teaching media literacy and having students critically think about the information they receive.
I’m truly blown away by what Close Up’s been able to accomplish in the last two weeks during IMPACT 2020…
The material seems very high level, and my daughter’s been very motivated to participate every day. I wanted to be sure to commend the staff on providing such a great experience!
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.