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brings Action Civics directly to classrooms and schools. Through partnerships with teachers, over 15,000 students each year engage in civic action projects that address local issues and advocate for policy change.
is a comprehensive step-by-step guide that puts youth at the helm of leading the change they hope to see, and gaining critical skills along the way:
Youth reflect on their own identity and asset map their communities.
Youth identify an issue they are passionate about and envision a world without that problem.
Youth learn various strategies for gathering data on their issue and use that information to set goals.
Youth map out power around an issue and identify where they can have impact.
Youth assess strategies for change, identify the most effective one, then create and implement an action plan.
Youth present their work, reflect, and plan next steps.
Teachers interested in participating in this program in Illinois, DC and California are eligible to receive additional classroom support, resources and access to Mikva-organized events and opportunities.