FLOW is an innovative out-of-school adaptation from the Chicago-based Mikva Challenge ‘Democracy in Action’ in-school curriculum. The program challenges youth to be active participants in political processes; learn civics through active engagement in democratic activities outside the classroom, with the belief that schools, neighborhoods and cities can be transformed by their insight and expertise.

FLOW Partners include Office of Student Affairs at Case Western Reserve University; the Black Studies Department at Cleveland State University, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio.

FLOW Program Coordinator: Juan Goodwin. You can reach Juan at (216) 220-7163, or by email, flow@neighborhoodleadership.org

FLOW Highlights include:

  • Youth Policy Making
  • Community Problem Solving
  • Soapbox Speech Competition & Book Publishing
  • Electoral Participation
  • Historical Youth Activism
  • Field Trips


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