HSPRD is proud to sponsor the Mikva Challenge’s Youth Change Maker Awards and the Annual Benefit 2016 held on Thursday, April 7th 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Each year, the event honors the extraordinary problem-solving and advocacy work of YOUTH LEADERS in the areas of Health,Peace and Public Safety, Justice and Equity, Electoral Engagement and School Leadership. This year’s honorees were Jessica Marshall, Director of Social Science and Civic Engagement, Chicago Public Schools and Jon Schmidt, Service-Learning Program Manager,Loyola University Chicago.
Mikva Challenge develops youth to be informed, empowered, and active citizens and community leaders. Mikva engages youth in action civics, an authentic and transformative learning process built on youth voice and youth expertise.