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I truly believe in youth voice in politics. It is extremely important for a functioning democracy to involve everyone. When a group is unfairly excluded it is a danger to the whole. Especially if that group is our youth. Mikva Challenge is including youth in the process of democracy to empower them to be lifelong change agents. I have immensely benefited from my participation in Mikva programs and I want more students to have the experience I had as a teen.  Please donate!

At the Mikva Challenge, 'Democracy is a VERB'. We challenge high school students throughout Chicago to be active participants in the political process through elections, community problem solving and policy-making programs.

We know that young adults learn civics best when they are actively engaged in democratic activities inside and outside the classroom, and we believe that our schools, neighborhoods and city can be transformed by the insight and expertise of these young civic leaders.

Your support through donating to our Marathon runners helps ensure that the youth of Chicago become the leaders of tomorrow.




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