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Help Mikva Challenge provide high-quality leadership and civics programs to teens through your generosity. Your gift helps us build a better democracy one leader at a time.

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To send a gift by mail, please make your check payable to “Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation” and mail to:

Mikva Challenge
332 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60604

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When sending a gift of stock please send to kelly@mikvachallenge.org or email Kelly Rolf for more information.

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Mikva serves over 6,000 youth each year, mostly from under-resourced communities. Our programs help young people learn the real-world skills of active citizenships through meaningful and direct experiences in our democracy. Mikva youth are more likely to vote, graduate from college, and participate in community life than their peers. Mikva teachers report that our programs improve their teaching practices and empower and motivate their students. Investing in Mikva Challenge not only makes a real impact on teens now, but also seeds a generation of thoughtful, engaged, ethical citizens and community leaders for the future.

Thanks to the support of a generous donor, your gift will be matched if:

  • You have never given to Mikva Challenge before,
  • Your last gift to Mikva was more than a year ago, or
  • You increase your gift.We hope you will also consider making a legacy gift to support Mikva Challenge civic education programs in the future. Please contact Kelly Rolf, Director of Development, at (312) 863-6390, for more information on planned giving opportunities.

Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization. All contributions, grants, and bequests are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

450

students volunteered for political campaigns during the 2012 Presidential Election

130

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

6,000

young people from 110 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

69%

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

2,000+

Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle

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