Each year, young people across Chicago respond to the call to end youth violence through the Do the Write Thing challenge.
An initiative through the National Campaign to Stop Violence, Do the Write Thing is a writing program that empowers middle-school students to examine the impact that youth violence has on their lives, communicate what they think should be done to reduce youth violence, and become catalysts for change.
Do the Write Thing has been active in Chicago for 23 years and counting and is sponsored in partnership by Communities In Schools of Chicago and Latham & Watkins.
This is not just another writing program.
Here’s how it works:
Since Do the Write Thing has been in Chicago, more than 36,000 middle school students have accepted the challenge to do something to stop violence.
Do the Write Thing amplifies student voice.
Participating students reflect on their role in society – and the power they have to change their environment. Moreover, they make personal commitments to reduce youth violence and are empowered to seek solutions in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods.
Support Do the Write Thing
If you’d like to explore supporting Do the Write Thing with a monetary or in-kind donation, contact DTWTCH@lw.com or reach out to:
Latham & Watkins LLP
330 N Wabash Ave Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60611
Do the Write Thing (DtWT) is a national, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the vital goal of reducing youth violence. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.