We believe in the power of youth.

We know that young people can be active in making the change they want to see in the world today—because democracy is a verb.

Now Hiring Youth Positions

Mikva Challenge IL is now recruiting youth for paid positions in our Chicago programs! All programs begin in June with summer programming, and some continue on through the school year.

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Project Soapbox

Project Soapbox is a public speaking competition facilitated by Mikva Challenge that calls young people to speak out on issues that affect them and their communities. These powerful speeches have lasting, transformative impacts on classrooms, schools, and communities.

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Get Involved with Mikva Challenge

Are you a youth in Illinois, Washington, DC or California that is interested in getting involved? Reach out here.

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Youth Inquiry Form