CPS Students Take Action on Crucial Issues In their Community

May 13, 2015                                                                                                             Contact Maliha Sadiq
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CPS Students Take Action on Crucial Issues In their Community

350 teen problem-solvers from 67 schools gather to present solutions to Chicago’s toughest issues

CHICAGO, IL, May 13, 2015 – Police-youth relations are at an all-time low, youth violence continues to make headlines, and young people are dealing with inordinate amounts of stress. There has never been a better time to pay attention to youth-generated solutions to issues facing Chicago teens and neighborhoods. Over 350 young people from over 60 schools will present their solutions to the issues of teen violence, police-youth relations, student stress, nutrition, climate change and youth involvement in local politics- to name a few. They will exhibit their work at Mikva Challenge’s 13th Annual Action Civics Showcase to share their activism with peers and the greater Chicago community.

Here’s a glimpse into some of the projects and schools on display at the showcase and a storify of last year’s event.

WHEN: Tuesday May 19th from 4:00 to 6:00pm

WHERE: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL, 60602

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Named after Abner and Zoe Mikva, Mikva Challenge is a non-partisan, nonprofit that trains the next generation of community leaders to take action now.

 

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Posted on May 13, 2015 in Mikva News

Maliha Sadiq
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