IMPACT for Middle School Students

Join us for Impact – 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, 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 has two program options:

Starting October 2022, Close Up and the National Network of Schools in Partnership will offer IMPACT: Civic Ambassadors. This is a special opportunity to nominate six 7th and 8th grade students to represent your school in an examination of today’s most pressing issues with other students from across the country. Through this series of online civic engagement workshops, students will build relationships, connect their experiences and personal stories to ongoing political debates and policy deliberations, and return back home to share what they have learned as civic ambassadors of their school communities. Past civic ambassadors’ actions have included facilitating issue-centered deliberations for lower grades, starting a student ambassador advisory board, and creating “lunch box talks” to allow space for difficult dialogues. 

Session Dates and Time
Tuesdays & Thursdays after school
October 18-27, 2022
6:15-7:15pm (EST) / 3:15-4:15pm (PST)*
*All sessions will take place on Zoom. 

Program Eligibility and Cost
This program session is exclusively for students in grades 7 and 8. You may nominate six 7th or 8th grade students to represent your school as civic ambassadors.
Cohort of 6 Students: $1,500
Individual Student Price: $250

To register as a school cohort, please click here.
To register as an individual participant, please click here.

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