Once the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration winds down, Washington settles in and gets down to business. Don’t miss this exciting time as the president and a new Congress begin their work!
During Close Up Foundation’s six-day, five-night President’s First Week Program, students examine the contributions of past presidents, assess the president’s agenda, and discuss the evolving roles of Congress and the presidency. With the help of our highly trained program instructors, students also consider how the people and events represented in DC’s memorials impact their lives today.
The President’s First Week Program gives students the opportunity to:
Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
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 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.