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

March Reminders & Updates

Please see below for a few reminders and updates for this month:February Nominations The February nominations were sent to school mail Friday 3/13. If operations within the school system and otherwise continue as normal, please expect them to get to you within the next few weeks.March Nomination Deadline-FRIDAY 3/20 We are often asked about what it takes for a nomination to reach Top 10 status. Every month of the school year we receive on average about 800 students nominated from all over Miami-Dade county. Out of those 800 nominations the 10 best nominations are selected by a … [Read More...]