2022-2023 School Year Update: Due to short staffing we will not be offering Alaska Close Up for the 2022-2023 school year and will resume the program for the 2023-2024 school year. We hope to see you then!
Alaska Close Up brings seventh-12th grade students and chaperones to Juneau to instill a sense of civic duty and to inspire them to participate effectively as informed, responsible citizens of our state. The program teaches participants about state government through hands-on activities and arranged field trips that include meeting with legislators, visiting various government sites, and holding their own mock committee and legislative simulations.
Alaska Close Up is open to any student in grades 7-12 currently enrolled in an Alaska school (including home schools).
Activities include: working with legislators and others in state government to solve a local problem, visiting various government sites, and holding standing committee and legislative session simulations.
Each week-long session is packed with exciting activities that are aligned with Alaska Content Standards.
It's fun, it's a great experience, and it's worth missing out on basketball games to go to [Alaska] Close Up!