for violence free communities

Each year, two National Student Ambassadors are selected from a pool of Detroit middle school students to represent the City of Detroit's Do the Write Thing Essay Challenge in Washington, D.C.  Each school's two student finalists' winning essays on youth violence are added to the State of Michigan's State Library.  The two National Student Ambassadors receive a full paid trip to Washington, D.C., accompanied by a parent and teacher.  The National Student Ambassadors' winning essays are published in the Library of Congress.

dtwt Detroit National ambassadors in Washington, d.c.

  • Click on the following link and submit all items needed for your school via DTWT Google Form
  • Essays are due by Friday, April 19, 2024,

Do the Write Thing

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end youth violence

Download the 2024 Do the Write Thing Michigan School Participation Packet

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DTWT packet

Let’s put an end to youth violence!