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Sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education Prevention and Student Services and the National Campaign to Stop Violence, the Do the Write Thing Challenge offers seventh and eighth grade students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives and to communicate in writing what they think should be done to prevent this type of violence. The Challenge emphasizes personal responsibility by encouraging students to make a commitment to take positive steps to change the problem. Ultimately, the program strives to help students break the cycle of violence in their homes, schools and neighborhoods.
The Challenge kicks off in September each year. All seventh and eighth grade students in Utah are invited to participate.
The Office of the Governor and the Utah State Board of Education Invites You and Your Students to Participate in Utah’s 23rd Annual Do the Write Thing Challenge
Governor Spencer J. Cox, State of Utah
2022-2023 Utah’s “Do the Write Thing” Challenge Instructions for Classroom Teachers
2022-2023 Do the Write Thing Challenge Teacher Registration
Teachers are encouraged to incorporate the Challenge into their regular classroom curriculum. Ideas for the classroom could include:
Lesson Plan 1: Do the Write Thing Sample Lesson Plan
Lesson Plan 2: Lesson Plans on Violence
Do the Write Thing Program
National Campaign to Stop Violence
Do the Write Thing is not about winning a prize. It is an essential part of a long-term strategy to help students and adults better understand each other and work together to prevent youth violence.