The Sheriff’s Activities League uses programs and events as a vehicle for positive change and to build relationships between law enforcement, youth and communities while providing underserved youth with the tools that they will need to be successful in all aspects of their lives.
"SAL holds a special place in my heart because it’s a program that kept me on the right path throughout my childhood, through my teen years into adulthood. SAL taught me to be responsible and dependent on myself. It gave me a safe place to be afterschool. It gave me life values and kept my head on straight. SAL gave me so many opportunities and now I’m working for SAL as a Program Coordinator, working with kids just like me when I was a kid."
"Odalys faced much adversity and was left feeling alone and unwanted. That all started to change 3 years ago when Odalys met Deputy Shawn Chase who encouraged her to do better. She did not trust him at first. Shawn continued to encourage her and talked her into joining the Sheriff’s Activities League Empowering Young Women’s Program."
"I’ve been involved in the SAL programs since I was 6 years old. When I was in middle school, one of my school friends told me that I lived in a really “bad” neighborhood where there were dangerous gangsters.
One of my goals was to change that view of the community where I lived and grew up in. I was given that opportunity when I joined the SAL TLC program, where I was able to give back to the community by doing community service projects, events and be involved with the relationship building between law enforcement and the families where I lived."
The Sheriff’s Activities League uses the results of community needs assessments to shape the SAL focus areas.