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Mikva Challenge CA.

Modeled after Mikva Challenge’s successful civic engagement programming

developed for youth in Chicago, Mikva Challenge CA provides opportunities for young people in Southern California to engage in Action Civics, community problem-solving, and seeks to increase youth voice in local decision-making processes. Through our program, youth become more prepared to be leaders in their college, career, and community.

Impacts in California

  • 24 school partners
  • 56 teachers engaged
  • 4,000 youth served
  • 2,800+ youth deliver Project Soapbox speeches

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I’ve seen the students really blossom from being shy and hesitant, to being passionate about their beliefs. But the more significant piece for me is putting that passion into action.

Carla Barrera-Ortiz, Principal, S.T.E.A.M. Legacy High School


We support educators and young people across the country with engaging, Action Civics curriculum and programming that helps youth develop skills and removes barriers to be involved community leaders.

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