What is Action Civics?
Mikva Challenge believes that the best training of young people for their roles as citizens and leaders is to actually allow them a chance to participate in authentic democratic activities - from elections to advocacy, from public debates to creation of new civic media. We facilitate this learning for students through an Action Civics process in which:
- youth voice is encouraged, valued and incorporated to the fullest extent possible
- experiences, knowledge, perspectives and concerns of youth are incorporated to the fullest extent possible
- students learn by doing, with a focus on collective action
- student reflection and analysis are central to the process
To see various examples of Action Civics projects undertaken by Mikva students and others, click here.