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dtwt Detroit National ambassadors in Washington, d.c.

Download the 2019 Do the Write Thing Michigan School Participation Packet

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.

Let’s put an end to youth violence!

Do the Write Thing Detroit

  • Friday, March 1, 2019: Mail your school's DTWT essays to the address listed below.  

    Do The Write Thing              Attn: Zemen Marrugi
    Flagship Academy
    13661 Wisconsin Street
    Detroit, MI 48238

DTWT packet

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