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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Camps, Children & Youth, Economic Development, Sports, Urban & Community Economic Development, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To foster productive citizens by engaging youth in dynamic community programs.

Results: 1) CREATE DYNAMIC PROGRAMS: As we are now in the midst of our ninth year, the Sheriff's Community Impact Program (SCIP) continues to produce unique youth programs that support an important societal-minded mission-to foster productive citizens. 2) PREVENTION BY DEVELOPING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SKILLS: All of our programs are aimed at mitigating substance abuse, gang involvement, etc. We believe in teaching, role modeling, and empowering - our participating youth learn valuable life-long lessons that also helps them develop pro-social behaviors. 3) PARTNERSHIPS ARE ESSENTIAL TO MISSION SUCCESS: The SCIP strives to facilitate a collaborative environment where the concept of 'wrap-around services' can be woven into recreational, educational, athletic programming. Working in partnership with social workers, counselors, teachers, law enforcement, probation officers, community-based organizations, etc., is a fundamental belief that further scaffolds our mission. 4) KEEPING OUR YOUTH CONNECTED: If our youth can stay connected with their community - and conversely, if the community can stay connected with their youth - then we are an essential step closer to creating a healthier and safer community where our youth are becoming productive citizens, rising together to do great things in our society.

Target demographics: underserved youth

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 32,000 youth

Geographic areas served: Sacramento County

Programs: youth intervention, skateboarding/outdoor adventures, and drug/alcohol prevention

Community Stories

86 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been exciting to see the growth and variety of programs offered by SCIP for youth in our community. From low level engagement activities, sports and the arts, just to name a few programs... to the SHOCK program for youth in need of a high level of intervention. SCIP is making a difference in the lives of many youth, their families, our schools, and our entire community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had a great experience with SCIP's program Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Arden-Arcade (CSHAA) as a member of the Arden-Arcade community and President of our local Chamber of Commerce. I have attended CSHAA events and meetings; they offer a variety of resources for local residents both adults and youth. Without their leadership, our community would have one less vital resource we absolutely need. I would like to see SCIP and their included programs continue to succeed and benefit our Greater Sacramento Region.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SCIP has transformed our family's life. I have seen SCIP's diversion program "SHOCK" transform a child's life. After the child is able to graduate from SHOCK, SCIP has other amazing programs for children to utilize such as boxing, outdoor adventure and skateboarding. What makes SCIP so powerful is that this agency creates a continued relationship with a child rather than a one time program. Thank you SCIP for all the continued effort to change lives!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SCIP has been a great partner to our “Whyd You Stop Me?” Educational Empowerment nonprofit organization and I consider SCIP to be at the forefront of youth empowerment and leadership training. Their Executive Director Michael Saigeon has really committed his life to helping youth become the best leaders they can be and it shows in their outstanding and progressive programming!

TheFalconsDad

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Sheriff's Community Impact Program (SCIP) is a Sacramento area non-profit that saw its beginnings providing positive experiences for cops and kids through a variety of recreational, educational, and athletic activities. As SCIP approaches its 10th-year of serving Sacramento County youth, SCIP has become more focused in delivering unique programs that target our most vulnerable youth.

SCIP has a collaborative mindset when working with our Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Arden Arcade, and the Project Lifelong program. This collaboration allows for a continuum of connectivity. We know that a sense of connection to one's community is a key factor in providing a safe, thriving community. SCIP is also a part of the Youth and Family Collective (YFC) -- a ground-breaking movement comprised of over twenty non-profits. This collective expands SCIP'S capacity, allowing us to deliver not just programs to keep our youth busy and out of trouble, but truly learn, earn, and thrive. The YFC supports SCIP'S mission to foster productive citizens by engaging youth in dynamic community programs.

Having spent almost 15-years in law enforcement before retiring in 2017, it is such an honor and privilege to be a part of a team of passionate people who believe wholeheartedly the significance and impact of the work we do.

Parents (or anyone for that matter) who may be searching for a meaningful youth program that will not just keep your kid out of trouble, but teach them leadership and other pro-social skills, SCIP/CSHAA and Project Lifelong are great programs to connect with.

Michael Saigeon-Founder & Executive Director

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Sheriff's Community Impact Program continues to host some of Sacramento's most uniques programs.. With a focus on adapting to change and youth progression, SCIP's programs are able to fill gaps in the youth service sector, county wide. SCIP places so much value in the community that they serve, they truly meet youth and families at all levels. Thank you SCIP!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Passionate individuals creating great opportunities and life changing programs for youth in our community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Pediatrician, I am continually amazed by the enthusiasm, dedication and opportunities that the volunteers and professionals in this organization bring for local youth. By offering engaging activities, honest feedback, and role modeling for kids who may not otherwise have these things, the Sheriff's Community Impact Program is changing lives.

Shelby C.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Project Lifelong has been an integral part of the community servicing youth by opening their eyes to possibility and growth. The support and guidance that the program offers to youth in our area is unparalleled. It is an honor to be apart of an organization that gives back to the future leaders of our community.

Robert W. J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is making a positive impact on the youth in our region. Great job and continue the work.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our agency (Inspiring Connections Outdoors) partners with Project Lifelong to provide their youth with outdoor experiences to enhance their already rich program. I have been continually impressed with the level of professionalism, enthusiasm and organization that I have encountered with my interactions with Sean Latour and Project Lifelong. The youth clearly have a deep respect for Sean and it is obvious that his program is providing them with structure, positive camaraderie, life skills, unadulterated joy, and communication skills, Of the seven agencies we partner with in the Sacramento area, working with Project Lifelong is by far the easiest and most inspiring.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The SCIP program, Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Arden Arcade, is a valued community resource, helping youth in this large unincorporated area of Sacramento. Notably, it works to inform the community of substance abuse issues impacting youth, works effectively in youth leadership training, and collaborates with the business community, the Greater Arden Chamber of Commerce, to educate merchants through the Responsible Alcohol Merchant Awards, which are rated through youth on-site surveys. I rely on this group for current information and recommend it to other groups as a model of collaboration.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for the Sheriff's Community Impact program for almost 5 years now. Their programs are so enriching and needed in our community. Sean and his Project Lifelong program is bringing together mentors and youth in the community in ways never seen before and he is so passionate about what he does.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sherriff’s Community Impact Program has helped my son to find his place in the world. When my son entered the SHOCK program, he had a 1.07 GPA and was at risk of not graduating high school. He found two mentors he leaned on and they encouraged him to be a better human and to go to Discovery Challenge Academy. He excelled there and graduated high school six months early. He was invited to be a residential mentor at the next class and excelled at that responsibility. He moved on to enlist in the Marines and just graduated boot camp. Ethan has been closely mentored by Deputy Joe Gordon and has excelled. These officers who work this program are so dedicated to the youth of our community and work so hard to help out where they can. I am forever grateful that SCIP accepted Ethan into the SHOCK program. He is more confident in himself as a person and has mentors he can lean on and look up to as role models.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Law Enforcement Officer who has been personally involved in leading and mentoring within SCIP's SHOCK program. I am truly believe in the SHOCK program because of the interactions and resolutions that i had seen afterward. Programs such as this needs to be recognized on a higher level because it can have a positive influence toward those teenagers and young adults. I feel honored to have been a part of the SCIP team and to help those who needed the push.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SCIP is a great organization that brings positivity to the interaction with youth as they empower them in their communities. The quality of the mentors in the program is outstanding. I had the opportunity to witness a mentor explain to a group of inmates his recent incredible success story of a youth he mentored.
It literally brought an attendee to tears as he said “If only I had had a mentor like you I wouldn’t be in here today’. Incredibly powerful team!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I retired from the Sacramento Sheriff's Department in 2007 after 31 years of service. A good portion of my years were spent working with disadvantaged and troubled youth who were involved with drugs, gangs, and violent behaviors. Shortly after retirement I was approached by Mike Saigeon, (founder and director for the Sheriff's Community Impact Program), who shared with me his vision for providing services for the youth in the Arden Arcade area, and he offered me a chance to continue my work with youth. Mike and I had been linked together through the Sheriff's Safe School Program and Mike knew my interest in this area.

In 2011, the Deputy Friend Program was born. This program features uniformed officers from the Sacramento Sheriff's Department interacting on campus with 6 elementary school communities in the Arden Arcade area of Sacramento County. Sounds like a School Resource Officer Program. Yes, but this program is funded by a grant acquired through SCIP and not the area law enforcement agency. A unique program for our area, it has allowed officers to become a welcome addition to school sites as we have focus on supporting and building the positive feelings most students have towards law enforcement, allowing the students and staff a chance to have a 1 on 1 relationship with an officer, and learn first hand why we have police and what police really do in our communities. We walk the campus greeting everyone with a smile, shaking hands or giving high 5's. We read to students, provide classroom presentations on safety issues, and meet with staff and parent groups upon requests.

It is unfortunate law enforcement agencies don't always have funding to provide this type of service for elementary schools, but the Sheriff's Community Impact Program stepped in to fill this void and has supported Deputy Friend with grant funding from Kaiser Permanente and collaborative agreements with San Juan Unified and the Sacramento Sheriff's Department which has allowed the program to function and deliver these services to our community. I am very appreciative for the opportunity and without SCIP I don't think we would have the Deputy Friend Program.

Katrina G.1

Donor

Rating: 5

SCIP along with Project Lifelong has been such an influential part of my sons life. The responsibility & leadership role he has developed as a result of this program has allowed such growth in the young man he is becoming. He as always been strong willed and the mentor Sean has been for him really shines through. Thank you so much for such an exceptional program !!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This program has made a huge impact on my child’s confidence in working with others and growing his love for skateboarding. The community involvement my son has been exposed to is life changing and has given him life experiences we would not have otherwise been able to do if not for this program. Sean is an outstanding mentor!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sheriff's Toy Project works with SCIP and all the community members. We are impressed by ease the SCIP Board and affiliates are to interact and provide the community the best resources available. We are especially grateful for our relationship and the beneficial activities they are able to provide for the disadvantaged children.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

These guys and gals work with people of needs at levels I didn't even know existed. The Impact program helps kids learn things that aren't taught in classrooms and help them become successful in life.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SCIP is an organization that is providing programs that our young people and their families desperately need. The SCIP team passionately works to keep youth out of the criminal justice system through high quality, thoughtful and impactful programs.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with SCIP for over 3 years now. It's been incredible to watch the different youth in the programs grow and mature into caring citizens. As a mental health clinician, I have witnessed shifts and changes happen right before my eyes. The mentors are wonderful and are able to help keep these kids supported through some of the toughest times in their life. There is no doubt that the impacts of SCIP's programs are life changing, especially for a community that really needs it.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that connects with individuals in underserved, marginalized communities to make a positive difference every day. Through various programs, this organization provides numerous opportunities through meaningful engagement to demonstrate the benefits of quality education, engagement, and entertainment.

alissap

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Both of my sons have been blessed to be involved with this program. They have had the chance to experience places they might night get to see without this group. Also the chance to work with kids with disabilities teaches them valuable lessons. Thank you to all of you who make it possible!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful program to teach our youth. Thank you for a great year. Both of my sons had an amazing time and look forward to upcoming events.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such an amazing program. I’m grateful the arden arcade area. Two of my students are benefiting from your organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been part of SCIP's Project Lifelong (skateboard group) for nearly one year and it has been lifechanging for him. The program has provided my son with a positive and supportive atmosphere in which to pursue his passion for skateboarding. I love how the program is youth-drive which encourages camaraderie and teaches leadership skills. I also appreciate how the program encourages community service which broadens the kids' worldview and teaches them to give back. Thank you SCIP for all that you do for youth in Sacramento.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter joined up w/ Project Lifelong at the start of the school year. She has been warmly welcomed and is already reaping benefits from the program.
Thank you SCIP & Project Lifelong!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This summer I volunteered with an outdoor program through the Sheriff's Community Impact Program. On just one of our trips we took a highly diverse group of young teens camping, swimming in the Yuba River, on a ropes course and hiking to the top of the Sierra Buttes just below 9,000 feet. For some, they had never been in a river before, some had never been camping, and others had never been on a hike. And none of them had ever been up high enough to see the tops of other mountains around them, or seen snow in July. I saw confidence build, friendships form, and a love for nature and the outdoors grow. I am sure this trip impacted these kids on levels they aren't even aware of. Without SCIP, this program would not exist and these children would not be able to experience the vast natural world that we are so innately connected to. Thank you SCIP!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Sheriff's Community Impact Program is a tremendous resource to the youth of Sacramento County. They offer a holistic approach to youth programming and include diversion, leadership and recreation options. The SHOCK program provides youth with a diversion academy that treats the whole youth with physical training, emotional and social health education as well as providing students with a broad array of perspectives from Prosecuting and Defense Attorneys, Chief's of Police, Detectives, Probation, and incarcerated inmates. The Project Lifelong program within SCIP provides youth with the opportunity to experience the outdoors while camping, hiking, surfing and skateboarding. SCIP's Deputy Friend program provides valuable positive police interaction and reading opportunities with youth at title one schools in Sacramento County.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We cannot express how much we appreciate this program and it's representatives - Sean LaTour and Deputy Bob Hauck! Sean and the Outdoor Adventure program was exactly what we were looking for to engage my 14 yr. old son! He doesn't participate in traditional youth team sports, but he does love an adventure and Sean was amazing in making him feel comfortable from the very first meeting! He has a natural gift in connecting with kids and parents! He is responsible and communicates well and always has the kids best interest in mind. My son recently returned from a trap shooting trip with Deputy Hauck and could not stop talking about how much fun it was and how Deputy Hauck was a really a cool guy! He can't wait for their next trip and we're just so happy that he's wanting to do more than play his Xbox! Thank you SCIP for taking the time and effort to inspire young kids to break out and try new experiences!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SCIP is an awesome program that empowers the youth in our community to live up to their full potential through mentoring programs. This program not only empowers our youth but inspires the volunteers and staff working with them. Spending time with the kids and teens in the program has proven to me to be successful and an eye opening experience. I can truly say that this program has inspired me be not only a better officer but a better mentor.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mike and his group come a few times a year and work with our students. They will come and play basketball and volleyball, play music, talk with students, and work hard at letting student see that police officers are good individuals who can be trusted in the community. Having their presence on campus is a huge to our school.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined the board of Sheriff's Community impact Program over a year ago. I have lived in the Arden Arcade community for over 50 years and have strongly supported the efforts of SCIP the last five years. Deputy Mike Saigeon and team have made amazing strides in their efforts to engage and encourage the youth of this area. These youth are "at risk" for many reasons: location, family, poverty, gangs, and much more. They need role models, adults who are committed long term, who care about their future, and love what they are doing. Not only do the youth division officers work with students on a daily basis, there are many who volunteer more time to what they believe is important for the future of these children and the community. I have had the opportunity to work on various programs and activities including Unity in the Community (Sheriff's Department invites the community to a local park to learn about all programs available, interact with volunteers, have a free BBQ, demonstrations, etc.). I have worked on fundraisers, committee to begin our strategic plan, Christmas giving program, attended an activity at Solano State Prison working with inmates who are part of our SHOCK program, helping Sacramento County youth make better choices and more. The involvement of the sheriff's officers and local volunteers should be an inspiration to us all. I am so motivated by all of the people I have met through this amazing nonprofit. Mike and his wife Jennifer have made a huge life commitment to this community. Programs also include Project Lifelong, the after school boxing program, Deputy Friend and SCIP fit (both programs included within the school day at elementary and middle schools in the area). SCIP also supports the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Arden Arcade (CSHAA) that has become a youth-led civic action program that continues to empower the youth to improve their lives through positive role modeling and positive action at their schools and the community. My involvement with SCIP has been both uplifting and rewarding. The friends I have made will continue to be part of my life. I believe we can and are making a difference.

Client Served

Rating: 3

Our students have benefited from the program and I hope more of our students will be impacted by the program as we grow our opportunities for collaboration.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a proud employee of the Sheriff's Community Impact Program (SCIP). Working for SCIP has been one of the best experiences of my life. At SCIP you have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other professionals in the community to delivery quality services to residents in the area and to foster productive citizens by involving them in effective community programs. SCIP offers numerous programs that target juvenile delinquency in the area. Being employed at SCIP has helped me grow both personally and professionally. The staff is extremely dedicated and passionate about the work they do which brings forward a positive environment to the agency. I highly recommend volunteering, working, or receiving services from SCIP. The SCIP team is simply the best!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Being the Academy Director for the Sheriff's Academy I have partnered with the Sheriff's Community Impact Program for the last two years. The work that the unit is doing with the communities youth is very impactful. They are literally changing young lives one life at a time. It is amazing to see these young men and women during their transformation. The entire unit is very professional and consistently follows the "Golden rule" of treat others the way that you want to be treated. I am excited to see what they have in store for our next generation of kids in the very near future. Keep up the excellent work SCIP!! You have my support and love.

1 Jennifer603

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SCIP is the type of non-profit that inspires me. The leadership team and volunteer base is thoughtful, professional, and immensely committed to our youth. Founder Mike Saigeon saw a need and built something from scratch to meet that need and that spirit if hardwork and innovation permeates through every program in the organization. SCIP is a model for the Sacramento area on strategies that create meaningful relationships between law enforcement and vulnerable young people, especially from communities of color, and is poised to expand that footprint to the regional and state level.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's a great program & I will continue helping in anyway purpose to further the expansion of this nonprofit.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our school has been fortunate enough to work with the Sheriff's Community Impact Program. Deputy Mike Saigeon has come out to the school to sponsor families for Christmas and his team came out to visit our campus.

The families who were able to receive support from the SCIP were so grateful for the wonderful opportunity. Excited students came to me after Winter Break and expressed their gratitude. It was touching to see the joy on their faces.

Recently, the SCIP came to our school for a "Cops and Kids" day. The students were overjoyed to see the officers, talk to them and spend lunch recess with them. Even our 7th & 8th grade students enjoyed the experience. Our students keep asking me when the officers will be back! They had a great time!

We are very appreciative to have such caring officers in our community! There needs to be more programs like this one!!!

Shauna Newton
Vice Principal
Ridgepoint School

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Sheriffs Community Impact Program is one of a kind in creating unique opportunities for youth that otherwise, would not exist. I have had aspirations to launch a program for young skateboarders for years (a scarce thing for the skate community) and SCIP gave me the opportunity to make my dream become a reality. Because of this, young skateboarders are feeling a momentum of support from their community in Sacramento; some for the first time ever. Thank you SCIP for supporting kids and young adults with unique passions!

1 Aaron59

Client Served

Rating: 5

SCIP has been a great resource for our middle school. This program has worked with several of our students on a variety of interventions. Will Rogers has been in contact with Deputy Saigeon who has offered help and support to several students.

Aaron Wurtzer
Interim Principal
Will Rogers

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Great charity that consistently gives back to the community. I recently join the board of this charity and I am proud to be a part of this organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a member of Carmichael Kiwanis. So many clubs like ours are concerned about kids, youth and young adults blossoming into good citizens. Sacramento California has a proactive Sherriff with a great leader. Mike Saigeon leads the SCIP PROGRAM for Sheriff Jones. SCIP HAS CHANGED YOUNG LIVES FROM CRIME TO GOOD STUDENTS AND GOOD CITIZENS. Many officers have spent their own time in a mireade of 100's of programs which help troubled kids change theirs ways of thinking from crime to good , healthy , productive citizens . As you know it costs 60k a year for each imprisoned person. We are seeing proactive cops changing youth, convincing many to attend school and do well with their classes and develop good habits.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SCIP has been instrumental in helping the youth of Sacramento find a place in society that doesn't involve criminal activity. Their ability to reach at-risk youth and provide early intervention through positive law enforcement contact has changed countless lives.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SCIP is a unique non-profit program, in that local law enforcement and other volunteers within the community work with youth in the Sacramento community to build relationships, mentor, and provide alternative type programs after school. Being readily available to counsel and offer various activities, generally free of charge allows children in any type of socioeconomic situation get to build skill sets and participate in activities they may not have the chance to do. Going on field trips, participating in community service, and truly getting to know the person behind the badge are other positive aspects provided by this program.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My boys really enjoyed participating in the SCIP. They learned a lot from the activities. It challenged them, helped them to build confidence and encouraged them to make better choices. Deputy Saigeon is a positive role model. He is very supportive not only to the kids but also to the parents. As a single mom I really did appreciate his support and words of encouragement. :) I am thankful to everyone working with SCIP. Your hard work and dedication has made a positive difference in our life and the community.

1 Nance P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This unit represents it's name to the fullest. In a world and community that needs positivity, this unit represents positive growth. This unit deserves to grow for the sake of peace, especially with helping to raise youth becoming productive adults.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When it comes to creating community wide change the Sheriff's Community Impact Program leaves no stone unturned. Whether it's creating safe play environments for kids, supporting sports or dance activities or developing community connections that strengthen the fabric of the community, SCIP is a pillar. the relationship that law enforcement has in any area can support health and wellbeing and that's what SCIP brings to the Arden-Arcade community

2 patmcole

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've watched this program grow from a humble start to a program with a huge positive impact on our community's youth. They reach out across ages, sexes and cultures to help our youth learn how to be productive, fulfilled young adults. I'm very grateful for Michael Saigeon and other's vision and total, complete dedication. Their energy, commitment and passion are boundless.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I write about my community for a local publication. That is how I got to know Michael Saigeon and the Sheriff's Community Impact Program.Their mission is to foster productive citizens by engaging youth in dynamic community programs

There are a lot of folks out there with good intentions and big hearts who want to help our youth. But they don't always have the wisdom, intelligence and organization needed to sustain an effort like this. Michael and his crew do. They not only built this program, they did all the right things necessary for highly successful engagement with our youth . The variety of ways they reach young men and women and offer them alternatives is incredibly impressive. Those of us in the Arden Arcade Community who support this program know that our contributions of time and money will be used wisely and for the most benefit possible.

One only has to look at the faces of the youth attending the wide range of character-building yet engaging activiites to know they are changing lives. I know it hasn't been an easy job to build this nonprofit. Michael and the Sheriff's Department started it when the ecoomy was pretty bad. But I really appreciate his vision, passion, and commitment to changing lives. I plan to donate to their fundraiser today. It's one nonprofit I know will use every cent to help where it is needed most, our youth.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot speak more highly about this valuable program and the positive impact SHOCK has had on the participants, family and community members that have daily interaction with the participants of the program. I witnessed first-hand the transformation in the participants from week to week and it was unbelievable to see. The participants gained confidence, self respect, respect for others, communication skills, ways to express their emotions in positive manner and how to deal with tough situations at school and in their home. I am honored to be part of such an amazing, impactful program.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a pastor in the Arden Arcade area for 22 years and have seen the rise and fall of gang activity in our community over those years. SCIP has been an invaluable asset in reaching young people, steering them away from the ever-increasing gang influence in Sacramento and toward a healthier set of choices in lifestyle. The caring and personal attention of all the SCIP staff is exemplary

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a Mental Health Therapist in the city of Citrus Heights for the past 5 years and SCIP has been a wonderful resource for the youth and families in the Sacramento area. I have been able to witness positive changes that this program has made for the youth involved and opportunities and experiences that the same youth would not have access to otherwise. The SCIP team has done a great job engaging youth in the community and providing a sense of hope through the different programs and activities.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

For the past couple of years I have been struggling by myself to guide my now 15 year old grandson through high school. Despite all my efforts, he made poor choices that resulted in truancy at school and suspensions from school due to using marijuana.
I reached out to SCIP and my grandson and I were expeditiously interviewed by Deputy Mike Saigeon for the SHOCK Program. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for this program! I have every confidence Deputy Mike Saigeon and his team will be the turning point in my grandson’s life for the better!
It is a true blessing to finally have much needed support! Even with his busy schedule, Deputy Mike Saigeon is readily available for any questions or issues I may have with my grandson.
I will continue to support this program in any way that I can because I know it will make an impact on our youth as they discover the possibilities available to them through SCIP.
Thank you so much!!!

Very Grateful Grandmother,

LHeiney

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great program for kids. Builds self esteem and provides them with a better understanding and respect of law enforcement, community and their role as a productive citizen. Thanks.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I sent 2 clients to the SCIP program
It did an amazing job for my clients
Single mom very pleased with the results
As one of my clients would like to possibly be in law enforcement
Great program hopefully it continues to help our adolescents to kearn skills and improve their outlook of how they respond to society or deter them from negative behaviors

2 Skip W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The job the SCIP does is no less than phenomenal . The team shows incredible heart every day to tackle the problems in today's community the way they do. Mike and his team have the right philosophy and attitude. Their activities are first rate and their programs are spot on. The SCIP program is a beacon in police community relations and should be emulated throughout the country as the standard of how to impact a community.

Skip Wahl
Owner
Skip's Kitchen

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

With all the negative news regarding law enforcement, Mike and his team represent the true picture of what officers represent. They are big hearted people that want to help save lives. What better way then letting kids know they have good choices available and that there are people who care! Awesome team Mike!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen students really grow and challenge themselves while participating in SCIP programs. The variety of programs offered give students an opportunity to try unique sports and activities that they otherwise wouldn't have access to.

2 Linda309

Donor

Rating: 5

The Carmichael Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recommend the SCIP program. We have been a donor to the organization which has worked with kids to build into their lives. Mike Saigeon has been a valuable asset to this organization as he has helped to lead it with care and integrity. I'm sure we will all look back to see that they affected kids lives for the better. They are a valuable asset to the community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My granddaughter joined this past summer and had a blast on all the trips she is looking forward to winter trips and next year. She liked the over night and skateboarding

3 August Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My boys took a couple of the programs that SCIP offered that first or second summer the program began. It was the first time I let my boys go to a summer program that wasn't populated with kids from their school or other kids they knew (other than each other.) The sheriffs were so kind and friendly to my boys and the other kids in the programs. They were particularly excited about the ATV class. They got back tired, dirty and with great stories about learning and hanging out with the sheriffs and new found friends.
The experiences that SCIP provides are ones that many of these kids could only have dreams of. Any kid involved with a SCIP program comes away with true fun memories of not only the activities they participate in but also a better understanding that there are really nice people behind the badge that care for them and the community these kids live in.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

SCIP has been in existence only a few years, but has contributed so much to the local Arden Arcade community and the youth of that community. The programs that they run are so enriching to lives of young adults and children. Many of the programs, these youths would never be able to participate in, without SCIP.
Their SHOCK program directly mentors trouble youth with one to one mentoring.
This non profit should be on everyone's to "help" list.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Sheriff Community Impact Program is making a difference int he neighborhoods it services. Children that do not have the same opportunities are given chances to change their lives and to experience events or activities that they would never get a chance to experience.
The children beam with excitement and look forward to participating in the activities that are provided by the deputies and volunteers.
This organization makes a huge difference in the community it serves!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

SCIP provides valuable resources, opportunities and contacts for children they would not ordinarily have. The impact of SCIP on the commuinity it services is extremely positive. SCIP will and has changed young lives.