Democracy is a verb.


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Welcome to the Mikva Challenge, where ‘Democracy is a VERB.’ We challenge high school students throughout the Chicagoland area to be active participants in the political process through elections, community problem solving, and policy-making programs. Our programs serve over 6,000 high school students and 130 teachers at 110 schools across the Chicago Metropolitan region.

Explore Our Work

500 youth gather to take action at our Youth Voice Congress

Mikva DC takes youth voice to the highest Court in the country!

Sara Martinez is January's Alum of the Month!

Post-Millennials Head to Iowa for First Taste of Presidential Politics

2015: The Year at Mikva Challenge


Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


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


young people from 110 schools across Chicagoland participate in Mikva Challenge programs annually


Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs


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


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


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


students volunteered for political campaigns during the 2012 Presidential Election

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