It is a well established fact that the presence of a caring, involved adult in a child's life – early and ongoing – improves that child's self-esteem and self-confidence. This, in turn, reduces that child's juvenile delinquency risk factors.
To that end, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Activities League (S.A.L.) has been "connecting cops with kids" through a variety of sports, mentoring, arts and dance, healthy living, leadership, and character development programs since its founding in 1997. We credit our success to the partnerships we have established between deputies and youth; between youth and their communities; between youth and their peers; and to the generosity of our donors, sponsors and community volunteers.
Working together, we can and do make a difference
for San Mateo County's youth through:
Positive Partnerships – Building the Bond Between Cops and Kids
S.A.L. Healthy Kids – Shaping Bright Futures
Mentoring – Ensuring Academic and Social Achievements
Leadership Training – Developing Tomorrow's Leaders
Character Development – Establishing Qualities for Success