In response to rising school dropout rates and the increasing incidence of drug abuse,
violence, and gang-related crimes among the youth of our
community, the Charlotte Fire Department and the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have formed a
partnership with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to
sponsor the Do The Right Thing program.
Do The Right Thing, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to recognizing,
celebrating and rewarding youth who, in the face of
overwhelming odds, exhibit character and integrity.
Together, with our community sponsors, we hope to achieve the highest level of
excellence for the youth in our community by reaching common
goals set forth in our mission statement. We want to...
Reinforce socially desirable behavior among our youth.
Demonstrate that “good kids” are newsworthy kids.
Foster positive relationships between police officers, firefighters, and the young people of Mecklenburg County.
Enhance community relations between the fire department, the police department, the schools, and local businesses.
Do the Right Thing video
the 2012 Dr. Andrew P. “Sam” Haywood Award