Leadership and Educational Organizations
Thank you again for your participation in this program, and accepting the Do the Write Thing Challenge. We encourage you to stay active and do your very best to continue to stop violence. Several Chicago area leadership and educational organizations are familiar with the Do the Write Thing Challenge, and admire your participation. Below is a small sampling of those organizations and I encourage you to check them out to see if any might interest you. You should also continue to monitor our website for additional organizations and information about Do the Write Thing: www.dothewritethingchicago.org. These organizations have their doors open to welcome you, help you and offer amazing life lessons.
Please keep in touch with the National Campaign to Stop Violence by registering on our Stay Connected Program at: http://www.dtwt.org/stay-connected.
826CHI supports students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
After School Matters
All Stars Project, Inc.
Chicago Tutoring Connection
Camp of Dreams
Chicago Youth Centers
Crisis Text Line
Dreams For Kids
Our core program begins with an 11-week curriculum that was created by nationally recognized entrepreneurs and academic leaders and is delivered through peer-to-peer mentoring and reinforced by professional mentors in the community.
Seeking: Students in grades 9-11, college mentors, professional mentors.
Girls in the Game
Each year, Open Books and our corps of volunteers bring joyful experiences to 6,000 children through our literacy programs, which are designed to boost confidence, help students see themselves as readers and writers, and provide them with access to books.
Every writing program also provides students with an opportunity to become published authors. Through our book granting programs, we donate more than 150,000 books to children, families, and under-resourced communities across Chicagoland.
Union League Boys and Girls Clubs
Young Chicago Authors (YCA)
If you are between 12 and 25, come through YCA to develop your voice with the help of professional teaching artists and join the largest, most vibrant youth literary community in Chicago.
If you are a teacher seeking trained teaching artists to bring poetry and spoken word to your school, YCA offers free Education Partnerships for Chicago Public Schools. YCA’s teaching artists also deliver customized programming through fee-based School and Community Resources engagements.
Our Becoming A Man (BAM) program is an example of how we are making an important difference in improving school outcomes, preventing youth violence and promoting success with Chicago's youth.