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​%20Charlotte-Mecklenburg%20was%20invited%20to%20join%20The%20Do%20the%20Write%20Thing%20Essay%20Challenge%20Program%20in%201998%20when%20the%20national%20office%20contacted%20Mecklenburg%20County%20asking them%20to%20manage%20the%20local%20initiative.%20The%20local%20program%20was%20launched%20as%20a%20pilot%20project%20in%201999%20with%20participation%20from%20after-school%20programs.


 
One%20of%20the%20program%27s%20primary%20objectives%20is%20to%20motivate%20students%20to%20make%20a%20personal%20commitment,%20in%20writing,%20to%20help%20prevent%20and%20reduce%20youth%20violence%20in%20their%20home,%20school,%20and%20communities.%20Students%20are%20challenged%20to%20think%20about%20the%20following%20questions:
How%20has%20youth%20violence%20and%20drugs%20affected%20my%20life?

What%20are%20the%20causes%20of%20youth%20violence? What%20can%20I%20do%20about%20youth%20violence%20and%20drugs?  

Volunteer%20readers%20will%20judge%20the%20essays.%20To%20Volunteer%20please%20Contact%20Us with your%20Name%20& Phone%20Number.

Essays%20are%20due%20on%20December 16th,%202016 

 
 
One%20male%20and%20one%20female%20student%20will%20be%20selected%20as%20the%20challenge%20program%20"winner"%20for%20their%20middle%20school%20and%20will%20attend%20an%20awards%20reception.%20Date%20and%20location%20for%202015%20have%20not%20yet%20been%20determined. %20This%20year%20it%20was%20held%20on%20April%208, 2014%20at%20the%20Charlotte%20Police%20&%20Fire%20Training%20Academy. 
One%20male%20and%20one%20female%20"finalist" will%20be%20chosen%20to%20represent%20Charlotte-Mecklenburg%20in%20the%20national%20event%20taking%20place%20in%20Washington,%20DC.
 
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Do%20The%20Write%20Thing%20poster%20(PDF)

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2015%20Do%20the%20Write%20Thing%20Ceremony

2014%20Do%20The%20Write%20Thing%20Ceremony

2013 Do%20The%20Write%20Thing%20Ceremony

2012%20Do%20The%20Write%20Thing%20Ceremony

2011%20Do%20The%20Write%20Thing%20Ceremony

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Local%20Awards%20Reception  
2013%202011  2010  2009 Washington,%20DC%20Event%20 2010

TESTIMONIES "The%20students%20have%20been%20working%20really%20hard%20on%20their%20entries,%20and%20I%27ve%20seen%20some%20outstanding%20ones!%20Thank%20you%20again%20for%20doing%20this%20contest.%20I%20found%20out just%20how many%20of%20our%20students%20have%20been%20victims%20of%20bullying/youth%20violence;%20quite%20a%20shocking%20number%20of%20students%20--%20some%20that%20you%20would%20not%20even%20suspect%20--%20shared%20very%20personal%20stories%20that%20even%20made%20many%20of%20their%20peers%20cry.%20I%20think%20the%20sharing%20of%20such%20stories%20brought%20the%20students%20closer%20together." 
         
(Andrea%20Reimers,%20Grade%207%20Language%20Arts%20Teacher,%20Davidson%20IB%20Middle%20School)%20