With young people inspiring and mobilizing political movements across the globe, Close Up’s Institute for Deliberative Democracy—developed in partnership with Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy and the National Network of Schools in Partnership—will provide you with the tools, knowledge, and experience you need to become a powerful advocate and leader. The Institute is a great way for students who have participated in our Empowering Girls’ Voices, IMPACT, Empower Youth Voices, and Close Up, DC programs to deepen their skills and meet passionate students from across the country.
We are offering a one-week National Youth Impact Summit and a two-week Advanced Deliberative Democracy Course as part of the Institute for Deliberative Democracy. Both programs will give you an unrivaled opportunity to meet and deliberate with other passionate high school students. Together you’ll develop a deep understanding of pressing national issues, deliberate to form lasting solutions, create a cohesive agenda for action, and learn how to effectively advocate for your proposals in front of public officials. Moving beyond political labels, you’ll come away from your experience with a nationwide network of fellow leaders, ready to make change at home.