Do the Right Thing

The purpose of the "Do the Right Thing" (DTRT) program is to recognize and reward Fort Do the Right ThingMill youth for their exemplary behavior, accomplishments and good deeds. 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.

Every quarter of each school year, teachers, police officers, and other school faculty nominate kids for "doing the right thing." A selection committee review the nominations and selects ten finalists for the quarter. The ten finalists are then invited to a televised ceremony where they are rewarded with numerous prizes donated from wonderful local businesses.

Watch the Ceremony

Want to watch the ceremony? Catch it on channel 115

Child Recognition

The following is a list of the type of things a child may be recognized for:

  • Academic success or change in study habits
  • Community service or helping neighbors
  • Do they work? Where and how many hours?
  • Examples of honesty and good citizenship
  • Feats of bravery or heroic acts performed
  • Home conduct and help with family chores
  • Musical or artistic talents
  • Organizations the child belongs to and what they do
  • Outstanding conduct or turn around in behavior
  • Participation in special events/activities
  • Personal problems overcome or adjusted to
  • Physical or mental limitations overcome
  • Sports or hobbies involved in
  • Turn around success stories


Do you know a child that is worthy of such a nomination? Email MPO Johnathan Gilbert for further information.