Do the Write Thing Texas Challenge

Awareness. Education. Prevention.

All across America, students are rising to the challenge of doing something to end youth violence. The Do the Write Thing Challenge gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives. Through classroom discussions and writings, students are strengthening relationships between their teachers and themselves as well as their parents.

By emphasizing personal responsibility, the DtWT program also educates all involved about the causes of youth violence. Local community groups promote the program at the grassroots level so that teachers, school administrators, parents, coaches, and young people can bring youth violence into the open, where it can be examined, talked about and dealt with in a constructive way.

How has violence affected my life?
What are the causes of youth violence?
What can I do about youth violence?


Find the help you or your child needs when it comes to bullying or peer pressure. You can also download the Internet Social Media Parent/Student User Agreement for Responsible Digital Citizenship.


The Teacher Packet (in pdf form) contains all of the instructions and forms necessary to involve your students in the Do the Write Thing Texas Challenge. Select your city to download.


An anti-violence & academic program targeted at middle school students. It provides opportunities to think profoundly about the issues surrounding violence and enables them to express themselves.


What Our Students Say

"I learned that it was okay to express myself and embrace my past experiences with violence in order to improve my future...I deeply support your organization and what it represents: a stand against violence in all forms."