We are excited to announce our continued partnership with Mikva Challenge and Project Soapbox! The 3rd Annual MMSD Project Soapbox Event will be held at the Overture Center on March 10, 2020. Last year’s event was very successful with over 120 students representing almost all of our middle and high schools. One substitute teacher and busing will be provided for each participating school.
Project Soapbox is a public speaking competition facilitated by Mikva Challenge that calls young people to speak out on issues that affect them and their communities. Middle school and high school students will select topics or issues they want to speak about and focus on why it is an issue and name something that can be done to address it. This is an opportunity to begin to engage our students in action civics and to allow their voices to be shared. Please review this important information about the event so we can share information, identify participants, set logistics, and provide any needed support to your school.
Learn more about MMSD’s partnership with Mikva Challenge, including C-Span videos of students from West HS and Sennett MS presenting at the national Soapbox Nation event in July. Check out this 'Voices of MMSD' podcast episode about Project Soapbox and the entire 2019 competition.
If you have any questions, please contact the Literacy & Humanities team, or Social Studies Teacher Leader, Marty Moe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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