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Do The Right Thing Program

DTRT-Awards-logoThe goal of the Do The Right Thing program is to foster positive relationships between the Rochester Police Department, as well as other local police agencies, and the youth of Monroe County. The Do The Right Thing Award program recognizes youth for their positive behavior, accomplishments and good deeds by distinguishing school-age children who strive to make good choices, do well in school, give back to their communities, or demonstrate “ turn-around” behavior.    

All students in grades K-12 that are enrolled in any Monroe County school are eligible for nomination.  Anyone over 18 years old can complete a nomination form.

• Nomination forms can be obtained and submitted electronically on the "Do the Right Thing" website. 
• Or, print the form and when completed, fax to (585) 428-6093. 
• Forms are also available at the Rochester Police Department, as well as any City school or City library. Completed forms can be faxed to (585) 428-6093. 

From the nominations received, a committee selects students to receive the Do The Right Thing award.  Ten students are celebrated at a public, bi-monthly ceremony in the atrium of the City Public Safety building located at 185 Exchange Boulevard.  Typically five ceremonies are held each year.  Some of these students may also have the opportunity to receive a college scholarship. 

For more information, visit the "Do the Right Thing" website, or call (585) 428-7863.

Below is a list of winners from the most recent ceremony.  To view past award winners, and for more information, please visit the "Do the Right Thing" website.   


May/June 2014 "Do the Right Thing" Award Winners

The last ceremony of the 2013-2014 school year was held on Thursday, June 12, 2014. The following students were honored:

May 2014 Winners:
Edwin Trinidad                           7th Grade                         John Williams School #5
Breanna Fox                             12th Grade                         Boces Start/ALA High School
Mike Ortega                             12th Grade                         Edison Work Experience Program
Tumia Johnson                           6th Grade                         Henry W. Longfellow School #36

June 2014 Winners:
Teodoro Santiago                     12th Grade                         School of the Arts
Daniel Wise-Lowry                    12th Grade                        All City High School @ Marshall
Kelly Lu                                     12th Grade                       All City High School @ Marshall
Andre Torres                               7th Grade                       University Preparatory
Kendrick McQueen                    10th Grade                        Leadership Academy for Young Men


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