" Do the Write Thing Challenge" Kicks Off at Northeast Middle School
WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
JACKSON, Tenn.- The local youth Violence Prevention Program kicked off its sixth year with the "Do the Write Thing Challenge."
It is part of the national campaign to stop violence. Jackson City Councilman Earnest Brooks, II is founder and chairman of the program.
The challenge gives students a chance to express the impact of violence in their lives and what they can do to change it, through writing and classroom discussions.
"It also helps us as adults to understand what they are going through it makes more empathetic to the issues that young people face everyday," said Jackson City Councilman Earnest Brooks, II.
After the writings are evaluated, the top 10 boys and girls will be honored during the local recognition banquet and winners will be selected as national ambassadors.