About Us.

We know better decisions are made when all voices are heard. We clear a path for young people to use their voices and discover a passion for serving their communities.

Our Mission

at Mikva Challenge is to develop youth to be empowered, informed, and active citizens who will promote a just and equitable society.

Our Vision

at Mikva Challenge is envisioning a stronger, inclusive democracy that values youth voice.

Our Values: We believe

1 By intentionally reaching out to under-resourced communities and schools, we create opportunities for youth to elevate the issues that are important to them and their community.

2 Policymakers make better decisions when youth voice is included in decision-making.

3 Community involvement is an essential experience for young people to have a voice in their future.

4 By remaining non-partisan, we make space for young people to form their own opinions and choose the candidates and issues they want to support.

Our History

Today Mikva Challenge serves over 15,000 youth every year with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C and Southern California, and partnerships with many school districts across the nation. See what started it all.

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Our Team

We are a dynamic team of passionate professionals that believe in the power of youth.

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