Four CBF Young Professionals Board and CBA Young Lawyers Section members recently served as judges at the 12th Annual Mikva Challenge Action Civics Fair, which took place at the Chicago Cultural Center on May 28. The Action Civics Fair is a culminating celebration of the civic activism projects that Mikva youth throughout Chicago have been working on all year. Teens from over 50 schools gathered to discuss, collaborate and learn about youth-led solutions to critical issues facing their communities.
Mikva Challenge’s mission is to develop youth to be informed, empowered and active citizens and community leaders by engaging them in action civics, an authentic and transformative learning process built on youth voice and youth expertise. For the past two years, the CBF Young Professionals Board has awarded a modest grant to Mikva Challenge to help fund programs within their Community Problem Solving section, which includes the Action Civics Fair.