We believe...

Every child has the right to dream.

To dream of who they want to become, and to feel there is a path and to get there.

The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation creates a second home for youth and families in disadvantaged communities to feel safe, to blossom, and to be inspired.

Under the care and leadership of Sheriff Deputies at 16 Youth Activity Leagues throughout the county, we provide guidance, life skills, sports, academic enrichment activities and youth leadership development skills.

But more than anything else, we give love and respect.

We believe a right of every child is to dream.


“Five Star Talent”

Incredible event with so many talented kids. The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation is so grateful for the passion of Deputy Sean Ruiz and his extraordinary staff

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“College Day”

  An incredible day with many of our "Sheriff's Scholars" -- along with kids from all our Youth Activities League to meet heads of admissions

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What We Do

These activities at our Youth Activity Leagues are the catalyst for the mentoring and personal relationships we create with every single child.



From reading, to tutoring in specific subjects, a core activity in all the Academies is nurturing kids of all ages to celebrate the joy of learning.

Life Skills

From beauty salons for the girls and barber shops for the boys, to myriad activities to help young adults compete in the world — life skill activities provide life-long tools.


Music. Painting. Video creation. Creative writing. Acting. You name it — our Deputy Sheriffs, staff and special guests create opportunities that many of the children aren’t able to get in their school programs. And we sure have fun doing it…


Athletics are an extraordinary conduit to inspire confidence, accountability, social skills — opportunities to create powerful personal relationships with peers and mentors.


The art of giving is a fundamental pillar in our Youth Academies. Field trips and activities create opportunities for kids (and their families) to experience the joy and reward of giving.

Fun and Recreation

Our Sheriffs, Academy Coordinators, and volunteers all believe ‘fun is good.’ We create field trips to ball games, we go on fabulous hikes, we play games in the Youth Academies — all fueling extraordinary relationships between the kids, with our Sheriffs… while building social and life skills.


Some Snapshots of Our Youth Activity Leagues

Each one with their own personalities. Each one celebrating the lives of the communities they so respectfully serve.


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