Volunteer To Be A Reader

With your help as a volunteer reader for the Do The Write Thing Challenge Program, you'll be making an impact in the Chicago community.

As a reader, you will be given 10 essays to review. Please score each of the essays based on the following criteria:

  • 1. Relationship to Theme
  • 2. Originality/Creativity
  • 3. Content
  • 4. Emotional Impact

Record your scores by registering and logging into your reader administration page below.

Below are the steps to become a volunteer reader.


Fill out the registration form

We will contact you via email with further instructions.

Thank you for volunteering!

Chicago Challenge Mission Statement

Foster awareness of youth violence by providing a creative outlet in a classroom environment that engages 7th and 8th grade students to effect change in their communities through the power of the written word.


The primary goal of the DtWT Challenge Program is to prompt participating students to think about their role in society and to realize that they have a responsibility and the power to change their environment.

The second goal of the DtWT Challenge Program is to use the words of the students to motivate adults to respond to the young people’s personal commitments to seek solutions to violence. It is the hope of the National Campaign to Stop Violence that the commitments written will encourage adults in Chicago to work with these young people to reduce youth violence.

The National Campaign to Stop Violence has created various programs based on the ideas of thousands of young people which can be implemented in any community which has sufficient interest. The Campaign seeks individuals and businesses who want to make a difference in young people’s lives. If you wish to help with your time or resources, please contact us locally at (312) 876-7620 or the National Campaign to Stop Violence at (800) 256-0235.