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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:
Students arrive to DC hotel

Do the Write Thing 2023 ambassadors, Summer and Jaylen, arrive to their hotel in Washington D.C.

Do the Write Thing brochure

All National Ambassadors receive their very own business cards to help them create more connections.

Chicago ambassadors sit at table with family and educators

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.

Students enjoy dinner in DC

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.

Students pose with certificates

Jaylen and Summer pose with their certificates of recognition.

Students stand outside of capitol

Jaylen and Summer tour important national monuments, including the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court.

Students inside Senator's office

Jaylen and Summer meet with Senator Durbin of Illinois and share their thoughts and ideas with his staff.

Student leaves Supreme Court

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.

Students stand with keynote speaker at recognition dinner

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.

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