b'A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCEEnvisionmeeting your representativesat the U.S. Capitol to discuss the issues that matter most to you. Imagine walking in the footsteps of our nations founding fathers inColonial Williamsburgwhile learning about how past decisions influenced current-day policies. Picture theendless friendshipsandawesome conversationsyoull have as you meet other students from around the country. What could be more inspiring? OnCloseUp,experiencingtheseextraordinarymoments isjustthebeginning!ThroughoutyourtimeinDCand Williamsburg, you will engage in meaningful discussions and discover the history behind some of the nations most iconic monuments, museums, and memorials . These insightful exchanges and guided explorations will show you how government impacts your everyday life and help you realize the power of active citizenship. By participating on Close Up, you will gain the skills you need to get involved in your community and return home withlifelong memories!EDUCATING TOMORROWS LEADERS Since 1971, Close Up has beenthe nations leader one million in civic education. Nearlystudents and teachershave come to Washington, DC, with Close Up to take part in authentic experiences that help them better understand American democracy and their unique role in it. Driven by a mission toinform, inspire, and empower,Close Up gives students the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to become critical thinkers andgreat leadersfor Americas future.'