Do the Write Thing National Summit 2023
Each year, Do the Write Thing’s panel selects two students to serve as ambassadors at the national summit.
Experience the Summit through the eyes of our 2023 ambassadors:
Do the Write Thing 2023 ambassadors, Summer and Jaylen, arrive to their hotel in Washington D.C.
All National Ambassadors receive their very own business cards to help them create more connections.
Lorri Lanier, the counselor from CIS school partner Woodson Elementary, and Erika Foreman, the assistant principal at CIS school partner Eberhart Elementary, join Jaylen, Summer, and their moms at the Summit.
Summer and Jaylen enjoy dinner at the residence of the Ambassador of Kuwait. Do the Write Thing was born out of the Kuwait-America Foundation’s desire to reduce youth violence in communities across the United States.
Jaylen and Summer pose with their certificates of recognition.
Jaylen and Summer tour important national monuments, including the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court.
Jaylen and Summer meet with Senator Durbin of Illinois and share their thoughts and ideas with his staff.
Jaylen leaves the Supreme Court and heads to the Library of Congress, where the leather-bound book of writings is placed! Middle school students leave D.C. as published authors with their book in the largest library in the world.
Lamar Stewart, Chief of the Community Engagement Unit at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, speaks at the recognition dinner where the students each read an excerpt of their work.