Posts tagged "Do the Write Thing"

Anti-Violence Academic Program Awards Essay Winners

Anti-Violence Academic Program Awards Essay Winners
Violence in Chicago is increasingly affecting the lives and communities of its youth. One outlet for young people to express themselves and suggest solutions to address youth violence is through the writing program and essay contest, Do the Write Thing. A previous post on School Zone explained the program which has culminated for this school... Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions that Make a Difference

New Year’s Resolutions that Make a Difference
New Year’s Resolutions are so hard to keep.  Health clubs and exercise classes are always packed in January but drop off by the beginning of March.  Good intentions to do one thing or another- eat healthier, get organized, save more money, are hard to maintain.   It is difficult to create new habits that lead... Read more »

Help Stop School and Youth Violence – Do the Write Thing

Help Stop School and Youth Violence – Do the Write Thing
At a conference on after school programming, I listened to a parent from the west side of Chicago tell the audience about a time she averted a tragedy in a gymnasium filled with youth. A boy was about to pull a gun, and the parent had no choice but to call upon rival gang leaders... Read more »
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