Close Up Foundation
Moderator: Mr. Edward Garbacz
This program takes the students on a weeklong learning experience in our nation’s capital. The week consists of topical seminars, and on-site workshops that take place at such sites as the galleries of the Capitol Building and the hallways of the Supreme Court. Meetings with members of Congress and their staffs are conducted. Time is also provided for briefings at the State Department, the Pentagon, and international lobbying organizations. Visits to the monuments and historical sights are also included. The program allows students to learn about the inner workings of the government, the importance of getting involved, and provides them with an opportunity to discuss the important domestic and international issues of the day.