Let’s put an end to youth violence!

Do the Write Thing Detroit

A complete list of all 2017 Do the Write Thing Detroit Essay Challenge Participating School.

School Name

Teacher(s) Name


Number of essays submitted


School Female Finalist

School Male Finalist


Did school meet all DTWT Detroit requirements to qualify for National Ambassador Challenge?


participating School

School requirements

2017 Detroit National Ambassadors

  • The two school finalists’ essays must be typed: 12 font size, Time New Roman. No handwritten submissions will be considerate for the National Ambassador award
  • Each school needs to provide at least 100 student essays for their two school finalists to be considered for the National Ambassador Award.  In order for an essay to count, it must be accompanied with a completed Student Parent Consent Statement.
  • Student essays must be original non-fiction pieces written by the students on the topic of youth violence, no fictional stories.  The students' essays are written to answer the following questions:
  • • How has violence affected my life?
  • • What are the causes of youth violence?
  • • What can I do about youth violence?
  • Schools cannot combine their essays with another school’s essay numbers.
  • All essays must be received by Detroit Enterprise Academy by Friday, February 24, 2017. Please contact Zemen Marrugi at info@zemenmarrugi.com to confirm whether or not your student essays were received. Student essays can be mailed or hand delivered to Detroit Enterprise Academy 11224 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48214 Attn: Ms. Zemen Marrugi
  • Please direct all questions regarding the Do the Write Thing Detroit Essay Challenge to DTWT Chair Zemen Marrugi at info@zemenmarrugi.com or DTWT Detroit Coordinator Denise A. Barnes at Detroitdtwt@gmail.com.


Detroit Students met the 2016 DTWT Challenge.  How many will do it in 2017?

2017 Detroit National Ambassador


       Student Name


Teacher Name                                          

School Name