A Youth Anti-Violence Academic Program


National Campaign to Stop Violence
"Do the Write Thing"
All across America,
Students are rising to the Challenge

Help Stop School & Youth Violence!

All across America, students are rising to the challenge of doing something to end youth violence. The Do the Write Thing Challenge gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives. Through classroom discussions and writings, students communicate what they think should be done to reduce youth violence. In addition, they make personal commitments to do something about this problem.

Accept the Do the Write Thing Challenge.
Who knows where it will lead?

Join thousands of teenagers around the country to help stop youth violence. Write an original essay, poem, fictional story, or play and get the opportunity to be one of the 100 Chicago winners who represent their schools at an awards banquet; 10 finalists who receive a trophy; or two winners who will serve as ambassadors to the national Do the Write Thing Summit in Washington D.C.

DtWT also encourages the formation of groups called Community Peace Partnerships that work with local government, business and community leaders to provide opportunities such as job training internships, mentoring and academic scholarships for students who have participated in the program.

Do the Write Thing Recognition & Celebration Dinner

Chicago DtWT Recognition & Celebration Dinner
Tuesday, May 9, 2023

University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center East
Second Floor Conference Center
750 S. Halstead St.
Chicago, IL 60607