Leadership and Educational Organizations
Thank you again for your participation in this program, and accepting the Do the Write Thing Challenge. We encourage you to stay active and do your very best to continue to stop violence. Several Chicago area leadership and educational organizations are familiar with the Do the Write Thing Challenge, and admire your participation. Below is a small sampling of those organizations and I encourage you to check them out to see if any might interest you. You should also continue to monitor our website for additional organizations and information about Do the Write Thing: www.dothewritethingchicago.org. These organizations have their doors open to welcome you, help you and offer amazing life lessons.
Please keep in touch with the National Campaign to Stop Violence by registering on our Stay Connected Program at: http://www.dtwt.org/stay-connected.
After School Matters
All Stars Project, Inc.
Chicago Tutoring Connection
Camp of Dreams
Chicago Youth Centers
Crisis Text Line
Dreams For Kids
Our core program begins with an 11-week curriculum that was created by nationally recognized entrepreneurs and academic leaders and is delivered through peer-to-peer mentoring and reinforced by professional mentors in the community.
Seeking: Students in grades 9-11, college mentors, professional mentors.
Girls in the Game
Union League Boys and Girls Clubs
Young Chicago Authors (YCA)
Every Saturday Sept. – June, YCA runs a free poetry and hip hop spoken word workshop, Check the Method. Every Tuesday year-round, YCA runs a free open mic and workshop, WordPlay. You can also book a YCA artist to come to your schools for workshops, residencies and performances.
Stepping into YCA, one will find a community of students, thoughtfully engaged in conversation and creating bridges that defy the constructs of race, culture and zip code.
Our Becoming A Man (BAM) program is an example of how we are making an important difference in improving school outcomes, preventing youth violence and promoting success with Chicago's youth.