For Youth

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care will foster collaborative community-wide initiatives involving schools, parents, neighborhoods, businesses and others that encourage and enable the youth of our community to become productive and valued citizens.

For Parents

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care will foster collaborative community-wide initiatives involving schools, parents, neighborhoods, businesses and others that encourage and enable the youth of our community to become productive and valued citizens.

Community Coalition

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care will foster collaborative community-wide initiatives involving schools, parents, neighborhoods, businesses and others that encourage and enable the youth of our community to become productive and valued citizens.

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing is a national program that began with the Miami Police Department in 1990. This program honors youth, grades K-12, in the Elizabethtown community who do positive things that make a difference. In doing so, they become positive role models for their peers. The program provides a way to recognize good deeds and reinforce exemplary behavior.

The following are reasons to nominate students:

  • Keeping their school safe
  • Outstanding conduct or a turn-around in behavior
  • Helping neighbors
  • Academic success or change in study habits
  • Spontaneous and random acts of kindness
  • Personal problems overcome or adjusted to
  • Examples of honesty and good citizenship
  • Physical or mental limitations overcome    

Examples of past nominations: a student who learned sign language to communicate with another child, a student who helped another child when all of his books and belongings fell in a crowded hallway, a student who helped stack trays in the school cafeteria in order to help out a custodian.

Giving students positive recognition for good deeds encourages positive behavior, helps kids feel good about themselves, and improves school climate. Do the Right Thing is a collaborative effort between Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care, the Elizabethtown local police departments and the Elizabethtown Area School District.

DTRT Nomination Form
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