Our programs are bringing action civics to 115 schools in all corners of the Chicagoland area and its surrounding suburbs. Our dream is to have every young person in the nation experience action civics and be transformed into active community leaders and empowered citizens.
Help Mikva Challenge provide high-quality leadership and civics programs to teens through your generosity. Your gift helps us build a better democracy one leader at a time. Contact Lakesha Nelson for more information.
Your life experiences and mentorship can be invaluable for Mikva youth leaders. Volunteer to become a youth mentor and/or attend one of Mikva’s events. Check out our volunteer calendar for upcoming volunteer opportunities. Contact Mary Carlson for more information.
Become a Mikva Teacher
Mikva develops cutting edge curriculum and trains and supports teachers to bring action civics alive in classrooms. Check out our Center for Action Civics for classroom resources and curricula. Contact Jill Bass if you’re interested in becoming a Mikva teacher
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Become a Mikva Youth Leader
Are you a Chicago teen looking for a meaningful job? You can be part of Mikva Challenge. Applications are now closed but will open up again in Spring!