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Close Up: Our Program & Mission • Close Up is a non-profit, non-partisan organization

Close Up: Our Program & Mission • Close Up is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that educates and inspires young people to become informed and engaged citizens. • Since 1971, Close Up has partnered with schools across the country to bring over 750, 000 students on our hands-on, educational programs in Washington, D. C. • Using the nation’s capital as a living classroom, students get a “close up” view of American history, government, and democracy in action. www. closeup. org

Close Up’s Teaching Method • Close Up trains its own staff of full-time teaching

Close Up’s Teaching Method • Close Up trains its own staff of full-time teaching fellows to deliver an engaging curriculum that helps students connect what they are seeing in DC to what they have learned about in school. • Students are divided into small workshop groups of 15 -20 students and partnered with a Close Up instructor. • Teaching fellows are all college graduates who receive over 120 hours of middle school training. www. closeup. org

Program Highlights • Jefferson, FDR, and MLK Memorials: Examine and debate the size &

Program Highlights • Jefferson, FDR, and MLK Memorials: Examine and debate the size & scope of government. • War Memorials: Explore the role citizens played during each conflict at the Vietnam, Korean, WWII and Lincoln Memorials. • Smithsonian Museum: Explore the American History, Natural History, Air and Space Museum, or National Gallery of Art. • Mock Congress and Capitol Hill Day: Participate in an in-depth simulation of the legislative process followed by a visit to Capitol Hill and a meeting with legislators. • Arlington National Cemetery: Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, JFK Memorial, and witness the Changing of the Guards.

Safety and Security Safety is our #1 priority – Close Up provides 24 hour

Safety and Security Safety is our #1 priority – Close Up provides 24 hour supervision and instruction on program: • Supervision: Students are chaperoned by Close Up staff at all times and accounted for via roll calls at all Close Up-led program activities, 7: 00 a. m. through 10: 00 p. m. • Night Monitors: Close Up’s professional security staff monitors hotel hallways each night from 9: 30 p. m. to 6: 30 a. m. • Medical Care: Close Up partners with Georgetown Children’s Medical Center to ensure students have access to quality health care while on program. www. closeup. org

Close Up & Miles River Middle School Close Up is excited to partner with

Close Up & Miles River Middle School Close Up is excited to partner with Miles River to create a program that complements the curriculum and provides a bonding experience for the 8 th grade class. • • Dates: June 6 -9, 2017 Program Cost (all-inclusive): $970 per student Transportation: Roundtrip bus from Miles River Deadlines: • Nov. 4, 2016 - $300 Non-refundable deposit • Jan. 20, 2017 - Second Payment of $300 • Apr. 21, 2017 - Final Payment and Cancellation Deadline www. closeup. org

What is included in the tuition? • Roundtrip transportation to Washington, DC by coach

What is included in the tuition? • Roundtrip transportation to Washington, DC by coach bus, and transportation while in DC • Hotel accommodations in the DC metro area • Three meals per day beginning upon arrival • Quality small-group instruction by trained educators • All activities and admissions • Registration and trip planning support • Educational materials and resources • 24 -hour adult supervision including night monitors • Secondary Medical Coverage and access to Georgetown Medical Center www. closeup. org

Fundraising and Scholarship Support As a non-profit, our goal is to provide this educational

Fundraising and Scholarship Support As a non-profit, our goal is to provide this educational opportunity to all students. Close Up works with schools and families to make the program affordable through: • • Tax-deductible donations Corporate matching program Fundraising resources Scholarship funding for students who qualify www. closeup. org

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