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Local High School Programs

Focus on state and local government issues in your state capital!

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Start a Local Program in Your State!

Our high school local programs provide school districts and organizations the opportunity for students to research and develop robust investigations into issues they identify in their communities, generate new policies or amendments, and meet with public officials and stakeholders to advance their Youth Agenda for Action. Through these locally-based initiatives, Close Up helps students begin to develop the skills needed to make a difference in their own communities.

To learn how you can work together with us in creating a local program, please contact us at info@closeup.org.

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

EXPLORE ALL HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS

 

Washington, DC

Six-Day Program

Learn about American democracy first-hand during this in-depth exploration of the nation’s capital. Learn More >

Washington, DC

Four-Day Program

Explore the capital city in a fast-paced, four-day adventure! Learn More >

ELECTION WEEK PROGRAM

Watch our nation’s future unfold in the heart of DC! Learn More >

Washington, DC & New York City

Examine the relationship between business and government while visiting two of America’s most important cities. Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Study the evolution of American democracy by stepping back in time in two historical cities. Learn More >

New Americans Program

Discover our nation’s diverse heritage in a DC program geared toward immigrant and migrant students. Learn More >

American Indian Focus Programs

Consider the issues facing Indian Country in one of three exclusive programs in the nation’s capital. Learn More >

Create Your Own Program

Partner with Close Up to design a customized experience for your school! Learn More >

Community IMPACT Symposium: Race, Justice, and Equity

In partnership with Stanford’s CDD and NNSP, meet and deliberate with passionate students from across the country! Learn More >