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2017 Youth Change Maker Awards and Annual Benefit

  • March
  • 29th
  • 2017

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The Youth Change Maker Awards and Annual Benefit is Mikva Challenge’s signature celebration of youth leadership. We warmly invite you join us at the Hyatt Regency Chicago for a cocktail reception, dinner, and awards ceremony to recognize our 2017 Youth Change Maker Honorees in the areas of Peace and Public Safety, Justice and Equity, Electoral Engagement, Health, School Leadership, and Education.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Crystal Ballroom
151 E. Upper Wacker
*Business attire

Ticket sales have now needed for the 2017 Youth Change Maker Awards and Benefit Dinner! Please contact Development Director, Kelly Rolf,, if you have any questions.

2017 Youth Champion Co-Honorees

The Honorable Toni Preckwinkle  
President, Cook County Board of Commissioners

Langdon D. Neal 
Principal and Owner, Neal & Leroy, LLC; Former Chairman, Chicago Board of Election Commissioners


Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


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


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


of Mikva alumni encourage their friends and family to be politically engaged, vs. only 35% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide


students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season


of Mikva alumni continue to volunteer in their communities, vs. only 36% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide


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


Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

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