Join us for Impact 2020 – a unique and engaging virtual program designed to help middle school and high school students develop the skills necessary to pursue a passion, tackle a community need, and form a network with other young leaders from across the country. The National Network of Schools in Partnership and Close Up Foundation have partnered to offer Impact 2020, a program designed to help young people connect to the world around them, develop their sense of purpose, and empower them to make a local impact on global issues. Led by Close Up Instructors, Impact 2020 has two program options:


INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT is a three-day foundational program that connects students across the country who are eager to learn how they can become active and involved members in their communities. Ideal for students who are new to advocacy work. Over the course of the three sessions, students will participate in a variety of activities to explore their sense of purpose, develop leadership skills, and thrill critically about social and political issues that matter most to them. A similar model is available for schools who would like to customize this program for a particular class, grade level, or district-wide project.  Please contact for more information.

Program Costs & Details
Individual student cost: $175
Member rate: $150 per student for NNSP members and Close Up schools (minimum 3 students required)

Fall Sessions
Middle School       September 15, 16, 17 | 3:30-5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (12:30-2:00 pm PT)
                                September 29, 30, Oct 1 | 6:00-7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (3:00-4:30 pm PT)

High School           September 8, 9, 10 | 6:00-7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (3:00-4:30 pm PT)
                                September 22, 23, 24 | 3:30-5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (12:30-2:00 pm PT)



TASK FORCE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT builds on the Introduction course, spanning 9 weekly sessions and gives students the opportunity to work in teams and identify issues that are important to them, explore root causes, develop action plans, and build a coalition of young leaders committed to addressing a pressing local or national issue. If you are interested in tailoring this program for a course or a grade level, please contact to explore customized options and pricing.

Program Costs & Details
Individual Student cost: $475
Member rate: $400 per student for NNSP members and Close Up schools (minimum 3 required)

High School Fall Sessions
Weekly every Wednesday after school from October 7- December 9, 2020
To accommodate for different time zones, we are running two different sessions each week. For East Coast and Central time zones, 4:00-5:30 pm EST; for Mountain and Pacific Tme zones, 3:00-4:30pm PST. There will be no classes on November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break.


CHECK OUT some of the IMPACT 2020 projects and hear what the students have to say about their experience.

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