This week we celebrate Mikva’s young people who are taking the lead to ensure that youth voices, stories and ideas are part of the local and regional policy discussion surrounding the global COVID-19 crisis.

Tune in tonight to watch two incredible live events featuring Mikva Challenge youth leaders! Mikva youth will be participating in high-level discussions with key partners who value the importance of youth expertise in the decision-making process.

WTTW’s Chicago Tonight

Thursday, April 30th


Members of our Chicago Youth Response Team will discuss how COVID-19 is impacting youth today, including how they are adjusting to remote learning, what it’s like to miss milestones like prom and graduation, how they are preparing for college, and how they are coping with anxiety, keeping in touch with friends, helping their families and more. 

Watch live on Channel 11 or stream live on WTTW’s Facebook Page


Youth Focused #TeleTownHall

Thursday, April 30th

6:00 pm

Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton’s Tele-Town Hall will center on mental health trauma and the feelings of anxiety, stress and helplessness that many Illinois youth are confronting amidst the COVID-19 crisis. The event will include solutions provided by youth to help their peers navigate this crises while abiding Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order. Panelists will include members of the Mikva Chicago Youth Response Team and Gage Park Council.  

Stream live on Facebook or Twitter @LtGovStratton

We are honored that these young experts have been selected to weigh in on the important issues impacting them!

Be an advocate to ensure that we can continue to support our young people at this critical moment. Their voices matter more. 

your $100 donation will — sponsor a virtual classroom lesson to support teachers in distance learning

your $250 donation will — underwrite ten hours of one-to-one youth programming with our dedicated youth workers and on-staff social worker to holistically support young people

your $2,500 donation will — provide a crucial source of income for a young person by sponsoring their employment stipend

To make a donation through a gift of stock or IRA distribution please contact

Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, all gifts from new donors will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Additionally, any increased gifts will also be matched. Your generosity at this critical moment will make a difference!

With appreciation,

Verneé Green

Our Spring Benefit has gone virtual. Please tune in to our website on May 28 at 5:30 PM to join in our virtual youth-focused celebration.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Champion sponsor

Supporter sponsors

Best Portion Foundation

Laurie Mikva and James Pfander

Mark Rosenberg and Rachel Mikva 

L.N, JD. and SS

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