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dtwt Detroit National ambassadors in Washington, d.c.

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!

DTWT packet

upload your school's Essays

Do the Write Thing Detroit

  • Click on the following link and submit all items needed for your school via DTWT Google Form
  • Essays are due by Friday, March 26, 2021

Download the 2021 Do the Write Thing Michigan School Participation Packet


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