Do The Write Thing Challenge (DTWT) includes written works from 32,165 Palm Beach County middle school students who share their thoughts and feelings about violence affecting their lives and ways to help reduce it. Over 1,000 students, parents and teachers attended the 2019 Awards Ceremony on April 25 at the South Florida Fairgrounds and saw the video of personal interviews and the history of the DTWT program, sponsored annually by Florida Crystals and Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.
The video was produced by Palm Beach Film Institute Chairman Bill Metzger and filmed by former FTC intern Dominic Giannetti of You Create Academy. Venus Williams surprised attendees by appearing at the event to encourage young people and share her own experiences. For more, visit dothewritethingpalmbeach.com.
Venus Williams at Ceremony