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Mikva Challenge develops youth to be informed, empowered, and active citizens and community leaders.  We do this by engaging youth in action civics, an authentic and transformative learning process built on youth voice and youth expertise.

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Reflections from a teen working to transform the Juvenile Justice System

A tribute to My Dad by Jill Bass

CPS Student Advisory Council "honored for excellence"

Youth Reflection: Megan McCall on Student Advocacy

Alderman gives power to young people for Dia del Niño (Day of the Youth)

7,000

young people from 115 schools across Chicagoland participate in Mikva Challenge programs annually

50%

of alumni of our Elections in Action programs continue to volunteer for political campaigns, vs. only 2% of 18-29 yr. old nationwide

88%

of Mikva alumni are registered voters, vs. only 53% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

66%

of Mikva alumni encourage their friends and family to be politically engaged, vs. only 35% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

145

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

2,000+

Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle

1,684

students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season

69%

of Mikva alumni continue to volunteer in their communities, vs. only 36% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

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