Mikva Challenge had a great impact in my life. Like most young people during my high school years, I was searching for a sense of purpose, trying to find out what my calling in life was going to be. Mikva Challenge provided me with the opportunity to get involved. Many young people want to get involved in the community but don’t know how. Mikva knows how.
– Mikva Alum Henry Cervantes
Mikva has lasting impacts not only on the youth leaders in our programs, but also on schools, communities, and public policy. Here are a few stories that highlight the power of youth voice and youth expertise.
teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs across the country.
students from 117 schools nationwide presented speeches and/or worked on civic action projects
of Mikva alumni encourage their friends and family to be politically engaged, vs. only 35% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide
of Mikva alumni continue to volunteer in their communities, vs. only 36% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide
students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season
young people served in the Chicagoland area, California and Washington DC
of Mikva alumni are registered voters, vs. only 53% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide
Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle
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