Connect Your Students to the World Around Them
“I gained resources, a forum, inspiration, and knowledge needed to take action on issues that affect my community and the nation.” – Robert, Student, CA
Our virtual civic engagement programs connect students with their peers nationwide and help create lasting communities. Through our virtual education programs, students gain the confidence to discuss and deliberate important issues, understand different perspectives, and work together to build consensus and connection to their communities and the world around them. With the guidance of Close Up’s experienced facilitators, students will come away engaged, inspired, and motivated to continue the vital work of active citizenship in their communities.
Check out some of the student projects from past programs, and hear what students have to say about their virtual program experience!
Free resources and lessons for Constitution Day
Creating the Next Generation of Change-Makers
Learning Deliberative Democracy
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.
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 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.