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2017 National Recognition Week

The "Do the Write Thing" Challenge has established itself as a successful program aimed at reducing violence in schools and communities across the United States. During National Recognition Week, two National Student Ambassadors from each participating community are honored in Washington, D.C.

During this year's National Recognition Week (July 22nd-July 26th), the theme was "Let Kindness Unite Us" and our 44 National Student Ambassadors had the opportunity to present their views on youth violence to national leaders from the Department of Education, Department of Justice, and members of Congress. They were also fortunate to tour the Supreme Court and hear from one of its law clerks, as well as to attend a dinner at the Kuwait Cultural Center hosted for them by the Embassy of the State of Kuwait. Their writings have also been published and placed in the Library of Congress. The event was brought to a close with the National Recognition Dinner hosted by the Kuwait-America Foundation. At the dinner, author and Chief Business Officer at Google's (X) Mo Gwdat was the Keynote Speaker and CBS's Margaret Brennan was the Master of Ceremonies. KAF also presented the Roberta Bryant Community Service Award to longtime DtWT volunteer, Judge Patricia Lykos, in recognition of her tremendous support of the program.