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Community Support Services
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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CSS Communications

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​Do The Write Thing

 The Do the Write Thing (DTWT) Essay Challenge is an initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence, a non-profit organization made up of businesses, and community and government leaders. This group is committed to reducing youth violence, and improving the health of our families and communities. The Do the Write Thing Essay Challenge Program began in 1994 as a local program in Washington, D.C. and expanded in 1996 to other cities across the U.S. Today, the program includes thirty cities and twenty National Guard sites.

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2019 - 2020 Year Summary

In the 2019-2020 school year, 3,276 students participated in the contest and 32 middle schools participated.

We also received essays from the organizations Communities in Schools, Right Moves for Youth, and 100 Black Men of Charlotte and thank them for their participation.

Additionally, local student and teacher winners received awards and prizes as well as had their essays published in the local Mecklenburg County Do The Write Thing publication.

Two grand prize winners participated in a virtual National Recognition Ceremony on September 12th and 13th, 2020 and also had their essays printed in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.


How to Participate

Any middle school student in Mecklenburg County is allowed to submit an essay. Studnets can submit their essays electronically. For essay submission instructions and participation rules, please email Alex.Pyun@mecklenburgcountync.gov


To learn more about the National Do The Write Thing program, please visit Do the Write Thing National 



Address

Mailing Address:

Community Support Services
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

CSS Communications

Key Initiatives

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