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Youth to candidates: listen up!

Four hundred students from dozens of Chicago public high schools will meet Saturday at the Listen Up! Youth Convention to develop a youth issue platform to present to mayoral candidates at a forum next month.

It takes place Saturday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DePaul University’s Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield.

The students come from Mikva Challenge programs in which they’ve planned civic action projects and volunteered in electoral campaigns and voter registration drives

They will deliberate and generate a list of top recommendations for the city’s next mayor to address, choosing among issues raised at the group’s Project Soapbox public speaking competition last month, said Brian Brady of Mikva Challenge.

A mayoral forum is planned for January 15.

This week Mikva Challenge launched dearmayor.com, a forum for video messages to the city’s next mayor.

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