Our Mission

The purpose of Do The Right Thing of Miami, Inc. (DTRT) is to recognize and reward Miami youths for their exemplary behavior, accomplishments, and good deeds through a unique partnership with the City of Miami Police Department and other participating law enforcement agencies in Miami-Dade. The DTRT Awards Program distinguishes exceptional school-age children who choose to be drug and crime free, exhibit non-violent behavior, do well in school, make a difference in their communities, and demonstrate turnaround behavior. Each month of the school year, parents, police officers, teachers, and other adults nominate up to 1,000 children for “doing the right thing.” A selection committee reviews the nominations and selects ten finalists for the month who are honored at a ceremony at police headquarters in downtown Miami.

2019 Police Chief’s Gala

We are so thankful to everyone who supported the 2019 Police Chief’s Gala. It was an amazing success with almost $320,000 raised for our program. Our sincere appreciation goes to following: Chief Jorge Colina, our Gala Committee, the Miami Police Department, our incredible sponsors, and those who attended in support DTRT. You truly did the right thing for the children of our community.

Gala Photo Gallery Sponsors


Nominate or Register Today

Please click on the Nominate button to submit a student nomination or select the Register button if you are the DTRT Coordinator for your school and have not yet signed up to participate in the program.

Latest News

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Coordinator Corner

DTRT End of the School Year Updates & Reminders

Please see below for a few last updates and reminders for the end of the 2019-2020 school year. It was a pleasure working with everyone and we hope to continue partnering to recognize and reward students who are doing the right thing next school year.March-May Nominations The last round of nominations for this school year will be sent within the next couple of days. Each school will be emailed a folder containing the following 3 items:-a list of their nominations from March-May -a folder with each nominees' Papa John's certificate which will have each student's name (each certificate … [Read More...]