Democracy is a verb.

 

CPS Student Advisory Council

The CPS Student Advisory Council’s (SAC) mission is to build a network of youth input that informs the CEO’s office to influence principals working to build a positive school culture in their schools.

The CPS Student Advisory Council is composed of 20 youth from high schools across the city. The group advises the Chief Education Officer of Chicago Public Schools, Dr. Janice K. Jackson, on the youth perspective of all school-related policies and issues. The Council members work in subcommittees with CPS leaders to develop action plans based on youth led research on building community investment in neighborhood schools.

 

Notable Achievements:
  • Developed a comprehensive list of 7 recommendations on areas of community engagement in CPS neighborhood schools including: community perspective safe passages, libraries, life skill classes, and social emotional learning classes.
  • Students also developed a Parent Language Initiative and a Feeder School Initiative that will be piloted during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Members of the Student Advisory Council were invited to moderate a panel of Janice Jackson, Forest Claypool and other CPS leaders for over 1,000 principals.
  • Created a video and curriculum to address cyber-bullying in schools.
  • Rolled out a district-wide survey to help improve relations between students and security guards.

Mikva has had a tremendous impact on me. I’m no longer the shy girl who got bullied. I’m the girl who isn’t afraid to speak my opinions and speak out for others.
– Member, CPS Student Advisory Council

88%

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

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

145

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

66%

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

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