Chicago Teens Find Their Political Voice In Iowa

Mikva kids
Four students from Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy traveled to Des Moines, Iowa this weekend to campaign for presidential candidates. Kate Grossman / WBEZ
Mikva kids
Four students from Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy traveled to Des Moines, Iowa this weekend to campaign for presidential candidates. Kate Grossman / WBEZ

Chicago Teens Find Their Political Voice In Iowa

The Iowa caucuses are less than two weeks away and the state is filled with volunteers campaigning for their favorite candidates.

Over the weekend, more than 100 teenagers from the Chicago area joined them, including Pamela Bojorquenz, Erick Gomez, Magali Romero and Ivan Ortega.

They went door knocking, visited campaign offices and took part in a youth summit. The teens traveled with Mikva Challenge, a local group that promotes civic engagement among teens.

WBEZ’s Adriana Cardona-Maguigad sat down with the four students, all from Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy, a Chicago public high school, to hear about their experiences. Click the play button above to hear the interview.