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 nation’s capital during this fast-paced 4-day adventure! Learn More >

Washington, DC & New York City

Examine the relationship between business and government with visits to two of America’s most important cities! Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Better understand the evolution of American democracy with visits to our nation’s most historic cities. Learn More >

New Americans Program

Discover our nation’s diverse heritage on this DC program geared to immigrant and migrant students. Learn More >

Create Your Own Program

Partner with us to design a one-of-a-kind DC experience for your school! Learn More >

Asia Pacific Program 

Learn about the power of foreign policy through an international relations simulation in the heart of Hawaii! Learn More >

American Indian Focus Programs

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

Local Programs

Start a local program focused on state and local government issues in your area! Learn More >