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Press Releases

Media Contact 

Maliha Sadiq, Communications Director, 312-863-6343 or email maliha@mikvachallenge.org

Recent Media Hits

2017 Media Hits:

WTTW: Chicago Teens Working Polling Sites Get Front-Row Seat on Election Day
North Lawndale News: Chicago teens ‘Take up the Baton’
Chicago SunTimes: Students step up to ‘Soapbox’ in Millennium Park
Chicago Tribune: More than 1,600 Chicago high schoolers witnessing history as election judges
ABC 7 News: Students to give Trump advice during Mikva citywide speech competition
Chicago Tribune: Teens talk about gangs, racism and more at Aurora event
DNAInfo Chicago: Chicago Students Push #ChangeTheStory Campaign To Show City’s ‘Better Side
Chicago Sun-Times: Brown: Student Judges to Hold their Own on Election Day
Chicago Tribune: More than 1,600 Chicago High Schoolers Witnessing History as Election Judges
WTTW: Chicago Teens Working Polling Sites Get Front Row Seat on Election Day
Chicago Tribune: Educators struggle to teach election lessons amid charged presidential race
Evanston Patch: Evanston Post Office Will be Renamed for Abner Mikva
Chicago Tribune: Candidates seek volunteer support as well as votes
Chicago Tribune: Waukegan High Students Take the Lead at 10th District Candidate Forum
Chicago Tribune: Cook County to Vote on Sugary Drink Tax

2016 Media Hits:

Chicago Tribune:Chicago students find bathrooms disgusting, so they get to work
ABC 7: Chicago Students Aim to Improve Relationship with Cops on Basket Ball Court
Chicago Tribune: ‘Man up’ and ‘girly shoes’ on these middle schoolers’ minds
Lawndale News: On The Table Brings Change
Chicago Tribune: CPS updates guidelines for transgender students and employees
Akronist.com: High-schoolers challenge status quo with Project Soapbox competition
WTTW: Chicago Students Discuss Violence, Safety as Part of Mikva Challenge
ABC News: Mikva Challenge Students Arrive in Iowa
Chicago Tribune: In election year, teachers tackle politics in class
DNAInfo: Over 400 CPS Kids Discuss City Issues, Meet With Adult ‘Decision-Makers’

2015 Media Hits

WGN-TV: ‘Chicago Wears Condoms’ campaign launched today on World Aids Day
Chicago Tribune: Chicago (and its skyscrapers) wear condoms, thanks to new campaign
Chicago Tribune: West Aurora Student Takes 1st Place in Project Soapbox Competition
DNAInfo: After Peers Get Pregnant, South Side Teen Joins Sex Ed Movement
WAND-TV: 
Medal of Freedom Recipient to speak at Lincoln Library
WGN-TV: Former gang member finds success, strength in politics
DNA Info: High School Students Propose Big Ideas at Mikva Action Civics Showcase
WBEZ: CPS students take action
Chicago Sun-Times: Teens learn value of voting and politics one door knock at a time
DNAInfo: Videos Take on Police Brutality, Guns in Hip Hop Project

69%

of Mikva alumni continue to volunteer in their communities, vs. only 36% 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

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

66%

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

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