COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 6

January 20, 2004

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Do Something - Kindness & Justice Challenge

 

 

This is to inform you that the 2004 Do Something - Kindness & Justice Challenge is honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through participation in a special two-week program from January 19-30, 2004. This initiative is a component of Do Somethings year-round leadership program in schools. Do Something is a national leadership and citizenship project in which students in grades K-12 are encouraged to take positive action in their communities. If your school is interested in this challenge, you may register at www.dosomething.org. Registration is free, and schools receive a grade-appropriate curriculum to assist in teaching about such values as responsibility and respect.

 

For more information, please contact Beverly Thurston (mailto:bthursto@pen.k12.va.us), specialist, history and social science, Office of Middle Instructional Services, at (804) 225-2893.

 

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