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Sheriff's Community Impact Program

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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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work at San Juan Unified School District and collaborating with SCIP . I have referred community residence of all ages to the program that SCIP offer and have always receive positive fee back. Officer Michael Saigeon has helped the district on truancy prevention. I have taught parenting classes at Swanson Center . However the most amazing changes I see our in children eyes and the smiles when SCIP around and teenagers views that law enforcement is a resource to improve their lives and the community.
Bonita Y. Aytch
Coordinator, Family Engagement

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Board Member

Rating: 5

SCIP has been working with disadvantaged youth in the Arden Arcade community providing free recreation activities that work on character and physical development. Park and Recreation Departments are not structured to provide the quality no cost programs that SCIP continues to offer. SCIP is the recreation safety net for the underprivileged youth in our community. Many of the volunteers that help with the recreation programs offered by SCIP are volunteer Sacramento County Sheriff Officers. The officer's involvement helps generate a feeling of trust and respect between the program participants and the officers. Keeping the children active in positive activities with positive role models is helping change our community one child at a time.

Mike Grace, General Manager, Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District



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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are very fortunate to have such an amazing program. SCIP has worked hard with our campus to form a positive relationship between our students and our local Sheriff's Department. From making the SHOCK program available to families who need the support, to the Strengthening Families Counseling services, to just coming out to have lunch with our middle school students, SCIP and Michael Saigeon have been one of the most easily acessible and effective resources available!

We are truly blessed to have such an amazing team here in Sacramento!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SCIP is amazing! There are so many different programs available for the youth in the community. My daughter is involved in YLC (Youth Leadership Council) which is giving her the opportunity to gain valuble leadership skills and an opportunity to volunteer with younger children in the community. I look forward to watching her grow and devalop with the program.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

SCIP has been a generous supporter of my community after-school program. Thorough funding and other services from their organization we have been able to expand the opportunities for our participants and provide them more enriching activities. Many of our participants come from low-income homes and are considered at-risk. SCIP not only gives them exposure to extracurricular activities that they would not have otherwise had the capabilities to enjoy, but more importantly gives them a positive perspective on police in the community. SCIP at heart is an ideal program which sets the example of how community members and officials can come together for a greater cause which is the betterment of our youth and families.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

SCIP has come such a long way since its inception a few short years ago. The amount of support it is gaining has allowed it to reach out to more of the at risk community and the young people they serve are being exposed to experiences they would never have had without their involvement in SCIP. The program is a life changer for those involved as they are exposed to many positive role models and activities on a daily basis. There is a need for more programs of this type.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so Thankful for the SHOCK program through the Sacramento Sheriff Youth Programs that I wish I could SHOUT it all out to the local area. I think programs like this need to be highlighted in the local news media to let some parents, teachers, etc., know that there actually is a program that is supported to help our At Risk Youth.

This has been heaven sent for our son and just in the right time. They came to our house, interviewed our son and my X-husband and I and he has been in the program just a couple weeks and I know when the 8 weeks are up, he will have more internal knowledge with what good choices and bad choices will do for him and his future.

I am an advocate for this program as well as all the staff involved. Specifically Sheriff Deputy Michael Saigeon as he has been in constant communication with us, allowing call's, emails, visits to my son's school and really made himself available even on his official "off hours time". This has given me a new look into the dedication of our Sheriff Department has to impact our local youth.

Thank you to the entire team, and to those who raised funds for this program to exist. I am happy to help in what ever way I can.

A Thankful Mom

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Board Member

Rating: 5

SCIP was established to engage children and youth in their own positive social, emotional and academic development. SCIP provides connections among schools, law enforcement, families and community members to help young people reach their personal best. The dedication and commitment of staff and volunteers has created a momentum that is changing lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been working with SCIP for over a year now. I work in the San Juan Unified School District's SARB/Prevention department and have worked along side some of the deputies in an effort to increase school attendance and most importantly academic achievement. SCIP has been a great resource for parents and students that need help getting on track to becoming successful. The program is positive and provides alternatives for youth such as sports, photograghy and overall support and guidance. San Juan families have needed this resource for a while and we hope they continue to grow.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Sac State Community Engagement Center has partnered with Sheriff Community Impact Program (SCIP) since from inception. University students have volunteered and provided service learning hours of service from a wide breadth of colleagues and department from first year to graduate students of the years. Students report that their experiences at SCIP provided a knowledge of family and children at-risk that they would have never gained from reading or lectures and are grateful for the experience. SCIPS goes beyond serving the families with high risk youth but our students as well.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our nonprofit, Omni Youth Programs, has been collaborating with the Sheriff's Community Impact Program in Sacramento for 1 1/2 years. We feel privileged to be a part of the great work they are doing in the Sacramento community. The officers do a tremendous amount of direct, hands on work with with extremely limited resources. What makes up for that is their incredible vision and contagious dedication to accomplish their goal of helping individuals, families and improving the quality of life for everyone in the community. All the officers pavement pound with a tremendous number of organizations, businesses, schools and individuals in their assigned region, and one contact at a time, they pull widely unrelated groups together for one purpose - kids and families, with an energy that is a marvel!
The officer's provide meaningful and personalized programs ranging from youth leadership, alternative activities for youth, skill building for future jobs or living life drug and violence free. Impressively, they manage to inspire huge amounts of volunteerism and donations from nearby small businesses. And our agency is only one of many they collaborate with to bring programs and services directly to where the children and families are, free of charge.
I greatly respect the work that the Sheriff's Community Impact Fund in Sacramento and very highly endorse the organization and officers involved.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Sheriff’s Community Impact Program connects with at-risk youth and their families by providing rewarding activities (e.g. drumming camps and writing workshops) for youth, positive interactions in schools and on streets with Sheriffs, and additional resources through their growing network of other community-based providers in the area. I first met SCIP’s Founder and Director, Deputy Michael Saigon, at California State University, Sacramento’s Community Engagement Center luncheon, where we discussed SCIP, student volunteers, mental health, juvenile justice, and research. I was excited about SCIP’s approach to crime prevention through enrichment and promotion of children and youths’ well-being. Michael’s commitment to each and every kid and the community as a whole is inspirational! SCIP has what it takes to really make positive impact! I look forward to collaborating with the Sheriff’s Community Impact Program!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have custody of my 13 yr old Grandson, I contacted SCIP because he was making some bad choices, failing /skipping school, drug use, shop lifting ,etc. Everything I tried was not working, so I contacted Mike with SCIP and he responded promptly. The program seems to have had a great impact on my grandson. The one on one personal involvement by SCIP members is nothing less than amazing. This resource is much needed in the community, schools and families.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It gives me great personal and professional satisfaction to recognize the fine work SCIP is providing for the needy youth of this area. SCIP recognizes that to reduce crime and increase job readiness, our needy youth need positive role models, educational support, and recreational activities. Through the efforts of Mike Saigeon and the volunteer officers, the youth in this area have an opportunity to reach greater educational success, develop character traits that strengthen their potential in society, and learn the social skills of working positively with others.

Often SCIP's efforts provide just one of the few positive opportunities for these youth. But it is a strong structure that provides for future growth and success. SCIP's efforts are changing the culture for these youth and the community in which they live.

Thank you SCIP for your unfailing efforts to support our needy students. May the program grow and reach out to even more communities!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a neighbor of Sacramento's Arden-Arcade area, I'm directly affected by the positive impact the Sacramento Sheriff's Community Impact Program (SCIP) makes on the youth of my area.

Many of the at-risk youth have little or no role model by which to reflect upon to improve their lives. The SCIP provides these disadvantaged kids not only with healthy and constructive activities, but fantastic volunteers that help shape the lives of the participants in a positive way. Their approach to preventing crime from happening, rather than reacting to crime, is noticed by the surrounding communities as the crime in our areas continues to decline.

I am very happy with the work Deputy Saigeon and his team do with their limited funding, and am an advocate for their program in my neighborhood.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been very impressed with the Impact team and their efforts. They do do much to bring the community together. They have taken a huge role in getting Sacramento area youth interested and involved in various sports which promotes positive self image, self esteem, and gives these kids a feeling of belonging. It's an impressive effort.

1 Joel12

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is amazing to see law enforcement reach out through this local non profit to our at risk youth in our community. They are touching and impacting lives through golf, scuba diving, after school programs and so much more. I am proud to be involved with such a great organization that is so well needed. Our youth need positive role models to show them life alternatives to make a positive impact in their lives. What better way to do this than through Law Enforcement officers showing them the good side of police activities! If only every community could be so lucky!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of working with SCIP's and their committed group of professionals's through their SHOCK Program. I have watched them in our community reaching out to parents, educators, and students. Their belief is more can be accomplished through community policing, and they put this belief into action with a mission that is dedicated towards fostering productive citizens that engage our youth in dynamic community programs.

1 revhev

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a local pastor, I am looking for community members with whom we can partner to change the direction of so many unattended young people in our community. SCIP has proven to be that partner--dedicated to serving the entire community, redirecting the energies and attention of our young people into positive activities and character-building opportunities.

I am very thankful to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for recognizing the needs of Arden Arcade and providing this much-needed link between law enforcement and community partners to provide healthy, positive alternatives for 'searching' and 'energetic' young people.