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.
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.
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!
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.
Such an amazing program. I’m grateful the arden arcade area. Two of my students are benefiting from your organization.
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.
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!!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
It's a great program & I will continue helping in anyway purpose to further the expansion of this nonprofit.
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!!!
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!
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.