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The Great Electoral Race

HOW TO PLAY THE CHALLENGES STUDENT HOME TEACHER HOME

WELCOME

to the official homepage for Mikva Challenge’s Great Electoral Race – the go-to spot for teachers and students seeking information and resources to #changethestory about how young people will be involved in the 2016 election.

What is the Great Electoral Race?

This fall, Mikva Challenge invites students across the nation (grades 6-12) to sign up for the Great Electoral Race – an interactive digital competition in which students work in teams of 3-5 and use their favorite social media platforms to complete any of 51+ electoral challenges to earn points and win prizes.

Why participate?
  • Bring youth voices, issues and energy to the forefront of a contentious election season
  • Encourage connections, communication and civil discourse among youth from different
    communities across the nation
  • Empower youth to become informed about and engaged in the election in fun and creative ways
READY TO PLAY?
Click the buttons below to get started.

HOW TO PLAY THE CHALLENGES STUDENT HOME TEACHER HOME

THE RACE BEGINS: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th

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

7,000

young people from 115 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

66%

of Mikva alumni encourage their friends and family to be politically engaged, vs. only 35% 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

145

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

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