We Believe

We Believe

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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 have a path – 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 leadership of Sheriff Deputies at 16 Youth Academies throughout the county, we provide food and shelter; we teach and give guidance in school studies, life skills, sports, computer skills and the arts; we create activities; and we counsel and mentor.

But more than anything, we give love and respect.

Our reward is knowing we are significantly impacting choices young people are making; building character and the confidence to turn away from the temptation and threat of gangs right outside their doors.

We passionately believe that if a child is given the guidance and inspiration to appreciate, enjoy and excel in the art of academics, it will profoundly impact every dimension in the trajectory of a life.

With a reverence for strong business fundamentals and sound organizational structure, we aspire to be of a greater value and to more profoundly affect the lives those youth we currently are privileged to serve – and we aspire to broaden our footprint to impacting more children and families throughout our county.

We are driven to seek Board Members, Deputy Sheriffs, staff, coaches, volunteers and donors that passionately share these beliefs, that find reward in the art of giving — and wake with a will and yearning to make a difference.