Beyond curriculum, we help educators create democratic classrooms.
We challenge youth to speak out on issues they care about.
We connect youth to elections and public service experiences in the real-world.
Youth experience is expertise—we help young people create real-world change.
Mikva’s four main program areas involve young people in civic engagement through hands-on, project-based learning that deeply transforms students’ civic attitudes, skills, and sense of agency. We’ve grown over the years to now impact over 10,000 youth in IL, CA, and DC. Together with our partner sites, over 100,000 students have participated in our programs.
The Mikva Challenge seeks to move beyond ‘your grandmothers’ civics’ to what it calls ‘action civics’
Whether you are a teacher, a school administrator, or a young person, we want to help you connect to our Action Civics work and programs.Learn More