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

DTRT Miami Marlins On-Field Ceremony 2019

The 2018-2019 DTRT Top 10 Winners were honored on the field at a special … [Read More...]

UAIC/DTRT Summer Salute Awards Night 2019

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May 2019 Top 10 Winners

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

Coordinator Corner

October Reminders & Updates

Please see below for reminders & updates for October:September Nominations The September nominations are currently being processed. They should be delivered to school mail by the week of 10/14. We will advise as to the exact date they are sent out so that DTRT Coordinators know when to expect them.  Please keep in mind that the nominations usually take about a full month from the deadline to get to the schools.DTRT Coordinator T-shirt If you registered as DTRT Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year and submitted at least one nomination by the September deadline of 9/20, you … [Read More...]