Democracy is a verb.

 

Mission & Vision

Mikva Challenge was founded on the premise that youth voice and participation matter, and that our civic and political life will be stronger when youth participate and help shape their own destinies.

Mission

Mikva Challenge develops youth to be empowered, informed, and active citizens who will promote a just and equitable society.

Vision

Mikva Challenge envisions a stronger, inclusive democracy that values youth voice.

Our Values: We believe
  • By reaching out to under-resourced communities and schools, we empower youth to find their voice in the community.
  • If youth voice is included in decision-making, policy makers will make better decisions.
  • Community involvement is essential for young people to have a voice in their future.
  • By remaining non-partisan, we will inspire young people to form their own opinions and choose the candidates & issues they want to support.

 

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

6,900

students from 117 schools nationwide presented speeches and/or worked on civic action projects

9,506

young people served in the Chicagoland area, California and Washington DC

2,000+

Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle

145

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

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

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