Close Up Washington D.C.
Established in 1971, Close Up Washington DC is a non-profit that educates, inspires, and empowers young people to be effective participants in our democracy.
With Close Up, you will: 
  • See DC's famous monuments and memorials close up;
  • Discuss current issues and how they relate to American history;
  • Hear student views from your peers who live in different states;
  • Make new friends from around the nation;
  • Witness democracy in action in the halls of Congress;
  • Visit the world-renown Smithsonian Museums;
  • Capture awe-inspiring views of DC's famous landmarks at night
  • Discover DC's vibrant neighborhoods and so much more!
For more information about how you can join Close Up, see Ms. Young in room 120 or email her at
You can also learn more at the Close Up Washington DC website.