The 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 2015 "Do the Right Thing" Award Winners
The May/June 2015 ceremony was held on Thursday, June 4, 2015. The following students were honored:
James Weathers 11th grade Leadership Academy for Young Men
Amari Boone 11th grade Vanguard College High School
Hilleyri Binet 12th grade Vanguard College High School
Aidee Zorrilla 12th grade Vanguard College High School
Aleah McCall 10th grade Vanguard College High School
Selin Kahyaoglu 10th grade Spencerport High School
Jailen Griffin 9th grade PTECH Pathways to Tech.
Jehmel Alexander 11th grade East High School
Brooke Simmons 5th grade Lakeshore Elementary
Di-Juan Anderson 7th grade Greece Olympia