Philly Students Close Up to DC Politics
Each spring, the Central High School Alumni Association very generously sends 3 seniors to the Close-Up Washington DC program. Students spend the week in workshops, fieldtrips, embassies, memorials, and meet elected officials on Capitol Hill. In recent years, students have met with Bob Casey, Paul Ryan, Cory Booker, and many other politicians.
This year we have 5 excellent students and we hope to send all of them, but we’re a little short on funding.
Central High School is an historic academic magnet school serving students across the “high poverty” School District of Philadelphia.
This is a fantastic opportunity for experiential learning after a year in advanced Government & Politics classroom courses. It’s a great preparation for many of our students that go on to study law and political science in college and who get involved in community advocacy as adults.