Young people have the power to play a critical role in educating and activating each other and their communities to participate in the 2020 election. 

Regardless of whether they can vote themselves, young people can speak out on issues that matter to them, advocate for candidates they support, educate their communities about candidates and processes, and mobilize them to vote.

From now until the election, Mikva will be amplifying youth power and voice in a myriad of ways.

For youth

- Youth Voting Squads
- Virtual Youth Election Events
- Great Electoral Race 

Youth Voting Squads

Mikva Challenge is partnering with When We All Vote >>> – to recruit, train, and support 300+ Youth Voting Squads – volunteer teams of at least three people who work together to help register friends, family, neighbors, classmates – any eligible voter in the squad’s community.

Virtual Youth Election Events

Mikva is hosting five, national, virtual events >>> to give youth an opportunity to speak out, get informed, connected and equipped to make an impact on this historic 2020 election. There are still three opportunities for young people to join us! Each event is free and open to middle and high school students and they can register on our website >>>.

Great Electoral Race!

Through Election Day, youth age 13-24 are invited to participate in Mikva’s Great Electoral Race – a digital scavenger hunt made up of 51 (one for each state!) Challenges designed to help youth make their voices heard in the 2020 election (and empower their communities to do the same...). Each Challenge is named after a US state. Youth complete Challenges using their Instagram accounts and track their progress to 270 at >>> to earn points and win prizes.

For educators

- Dynamic Virtual Elections Lessons 
- Elections in Action Professional Development Webinar

Dynamic Virtual Elections Lessons 

For our educators we are providing 25 student-facing virtual lessons designed to engage youth in different aspects of the 2020 election season from home. The lessons are designed to help students explore their role and power within the electoral process + include a toolkit to help students organize their own virtual event! Learn more here


Elections in Action Professional Development Webinar 

Learn strategies to engage students in the election by having them explore their own ideologies, learn about the candidates, unpack media messages, examine the role of money in elections, and build confidence in their own civic abilities in Mikva’s Elections in Action Professional Development Webinar!

Ready to be a Youth Ally? Share these resources >>>

widely on your social media // with educators // with students // with family and friends. 


Mikva Challenge develops youth to be empowered, informed, and active citizens who will promote a just and equitable society.

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