About the Program
Since its inception, more than 25,000 area school children have been nominated for Do The Right Thing Awards. Though only 10 are selected each month to attend the ceremonies, other nominees are honored at their schools with special ceremonies and prizes. The Department’s continued support of this program assists area students by encouraging them to “Do The Right Thing” and become outstanding St. Louis citizens.
In 2009, 120 students were honored with official recognition for the program.
Do The Right ThingSince 1994, the Department has partnered with the St. Louis County Police Department, KMOV-TV, Suburban Journals and The Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis, Inc., to participate in the “Do The Right Thing” program. Do The Right Thing provides recognition to children who have been nominated by teachers, parents and neighbors based on their good behavior, heroic acts and service to the community.