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Brian Brady - Civics Education
Brian Brady discusses how the Mikva Challenge, created in 1998 by Judge Abner and Zoe Mikva, has encouraged youth from under-resourced neighborhoods to become involved in civic activities. This organization was active in supporting the movement to create Illinois's Civics High School requirement. Now located in twelve sites nationwide, the Mikva Challenge provides in-school support services to middle and high schools, promotes community action projects, assists the development of citywide youth councils, generates civics curricula and holds elections in Mikva Action Civics programs. Project Soapbox was also explained as a way to develop Action Civics.