Democracy is a verb.

 

Education

American Promise

This documentary from PBS’ POV spans 13 years and follows two middle-class African-American boys, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, as they make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. “Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan’s Dalton School, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.” Click here to watch the film and find accompanying educational materials.

Digital Divide

Classes researching the extent and impact of disparities in classroom access to technology may find the statistics from this Chicago Tribune article interesting and useful.

Distribution of Wealth in America

Regardless of what anyone thinks the distribution of wealth SHOULD be in the US, multiple studies show that most Americans do not know what it actually IS. View the video to see infographics that illustrate the difference between Americans’ perceptions, preferences, and the reality.

Fighting for a Later Start Time

Youth interested in health-related issues affecting students at their school can click here to read about one student in Missouri who combined social media tools with a growing body of research to convince her school board to push her school’s first bell to 9:00am.

66%

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

88%

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

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

7,000

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

145

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

2,000+

Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle

50%

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

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