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Review for Sheriff's Community Impact Program, Sacramento, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Board Member