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

Youth Reflection: MLK Day at Mikva

Alumna Spotlight: Samantha Grund-Wickramasekera

Resilience and Voice at Tilden High School

Abner Mikva Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Student Voices: My First "Shot of Whiskey"

6,000

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

2,000+

Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle

69%

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

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

450

students volunteered for political campaigns during the 2012 Presidential Election

130

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

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