Project Soapbox DC

Project Soapbox DC – 2021

This fall, students from schools across DC delivered speeches that answered the question: “What is the biggest issue facing your community, & what should be done about it?” 

Eleven DC students gave their speeches on December 15th at Project Soapbox DC Mainstage: 

Cristian C.    Kai O.    Lakecia R.    Bethlehem T.    Mikalei M.

Kai C.   Deja C.    Clarke D.    D’Jhanir H.    Lakecia R.    Natoria S.   Cierra J.

We encourage you to watch and engage with these powerful speakers and partner with us in honoring their truth!

Congratulations to all of the courageous youth speakers! Many thanks to our teachers for the hard work and preparation that went into engaging students in Project Soapbox. We appreciate everything you do to support and uplift student voices.

The full Livestream from this year’s Project Soapbox DC Mainstage Showcase event is now available to view online:

Watch the livestream.

Mikva Challenge DC was honored to welcome VIP Civic Partners who participated in the event and provided live feedback to students during the Project Soapbox DC Mainstage Showcase event, including:

Attorney General Karl Racine
Councilmember Elissa Silverman
Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Frank Gettridge, National Public Education Support Fund
De’Rell Bonner, Amazon Web Services 

Thanks to the investment from Meta, we are able to uplift the visions, voices, and leadership of young people – reaching hundreds of youth across DC.

We also acknowledge the generosity of Mikva Challenge donors. Our transformational impact is only possible through this support.

Donate today.

Teachers and students who want to learn more about upcoming Project Soapbox opportunities in DC, please reach out to Crystal Gordon (

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