Khiry Johnson is our alum of the month!

Khiry Johnson joined Mikva Challenge as a student at Prosser Career Academy on the west side of Chicago. He was part of Mikva’s Education Council where along with his Council peers he advised then CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Arne Duncan, on policies that could improve the education experience for Chicago youth. He also interned with Alderman Emma Mitts of the 37th Ward of Chicago as part of Mikva’s Summer Fellows program.

“My experiences with Mikva have been the building blocks for most of the activism I get involved with to this day. Mikva ignited the flame of curiosity with the gas of hope. I am confident that my involvement is a part of the solution. Mikva did not only teach me to keep up with current events but that my actions can rectify a lot of the issues I found troubling. I found that the space between a problem and a solution is filled by me,” said Johnson in an interview with Mikva Challenge.

Khiry is now a comedian and motivational speaker based in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

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Posted on October 2, 2017 in Mikva Alumni

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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

88%

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

9,506

young people served in the Chicagoland area, California and Washington DC

6,900

students from 117 schools nationwide presented speeches and/or worked on civic action projects

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

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