Founded in 1971, Close Up is a national nonprofit that educates and inspires young people to become informed and engaged citizens. To achieve this, the national organization works closely with teachers, administrators, parents and students nationwide, as well with longstanding partners and funders such as the U.S. Congress, the Department of Education, the Department of Interior, the Freedom Forum, C-SPAN, the Center on Congress, and Bank of America.
Close-Up provides challenging, hands-on civic education programs for students and teachers in Washington, DC. These programs are known for their positive impact on student attitudes and for giving teachers valuable insights to take back to classrooms nationwide. Using the nation’s capital as a living classroom, participants get a “close up” view of government and democracy in action.
At SFIS, Mid School students have the opportunity to participate in order to experience American history and government on a first-hand basis in the Washington, DC area.
The faculty advisor for the SFIS Mid School Close-Up is Harold Pourier.
For more information on the national organization, please see http://www.closeup.org/ or contact the faculty advisor.