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

January 2020 Top 10 Winners

Congratulations to the January 2020 Top 10 Winners! The ceremony was held … [Read More...]

December 2019 Top 10 Winners

Congratulations to the December 2019 Top 10 Winners! The ceremony was held … [Read More...]

November 2019 Top 10 Winners

Congratulations to the November 2019 Top 10 Winners! The ceremony was held … [Read More...]

Coordinator Corner

February Reminders & Updates

Please see a few reminders and updates for this month:January Nominations The January nominations are being sent out Tuesday, 2/18. Please expect them to get to you within the next few weeks. Please note: Our website experienced some technical difficulties with regard to some nominations submitted in January. If you find you are missing students nominated once you receive your January box, please email me with the name of the students missing. We thank you in advance for your patience.February Nomination Deadline The deadline to submit nominations for February is Thursday, 2/20. … [Read More...]