Project Soapbox builds empathy in the classroom, provides a positive outlet for youth ideas, and helps students connect to the power of their voice.
Soapbox Nation is the next level opportunity for students from across the country who have participated in Project Soapbox to share videos of their speeches about an issue that matters to them on a national platform. A select group of youth speakers will be chosen to travel to Washington, D.C. and deliver their speech in front of a national audience this spring (all expenses paid!).
Kindergarten-12th grade classrooms throughout the country are eligible to submit speeches for consideration to be highlighted on the Soapbox Nation page. Middle and high school students will be chosen for the trip to Washington, D.C. Teachers, sign up to participate here.
NOTE: Students whose videos have been submitted to local Soapbox events are automatically entered into consideration for Soapbox Nation!
Soapbox Nation celebrates the power of youth voice and encourages students to become active participants in the civic conversation of their community – while fostering public speaking skills, critical thinking, and empathy for peers.
Hear from 8th grader Joaquin, and teacher Jasmine about what the experience was like for them.
Get inspired by watching Mikva’s 2022 Soapbox Nation Mainstage event. You can also find the videos of all of last year’s finalists’ speeches here. Contact Mia@MikvaChallenge.org with any questions.
My experience made me feel powerful, that my voice mattered and that we have the power to change the world and we will.