Mission Statement

The mission of the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation is to provide at-risk youth in the economically disadvantaged neighborhoods of Los Angeles County with safe opportunities to grow and develop the tools they need to succeed in life.

Young people in the Foundation’s programs interact with positive role models from the Sheriff’s Department and the local community in activities that are designed to develop leadership skills, contribute to building good character and self-esteem; and allow youth to formulate a positive view of their own future and gain the confidence they need to resist the negative influences of alcohol, drugs, violence and gangs.