For non tribe members – a mikva is also “a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism”. So I was dying to know what the challenge was about…
Turns out it’s another type of immersion – from Mikva Challenge DC:
“Modeled after the successful civic engagement programming developed for youth in Chicago, Mikva Challenge DC provides opportunities for young people in DC to engage in action civics and community problem solving, and seeks to increase youth voice in local decision making processes.”
Very, very cool indeed!!