Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Will Attend the 2016 Mikva Challenge Chicago Youth Voice Congress

Feb 5, 2016
Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will join the Mikva Challenge Chicago Youth Voice Congress at Jones College Prep High School on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Rush will speak to a group of 500 students to discuss and share their ideas on how to improve their communities.

“Youth engagement is one of our nation’s most powerful tools. I believe that when we invest and empower our youth we prepare strong leaders for our future. The Mikva Challenge continues to touch the lives of young people every day and inspire them to engage their communities for better outcomes,” Rush stated.

The afternoon portion of the Congress will feature 40 elected officials and civic leaders meeting with small groups of students to discuss how they can improve their schools and communities. Rush will speak at 1:00 p.m. for the youth and civic leader dialogues.