In recent months (and to aid in the fight against crime) members of the Rosemont community expressed a desire for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to help implement youth activities in Rosemont. The call was answered when Deputy Zach Hatch and Deputy Dana Vicory were assigned to help start youth activities under the umbrella of the Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL). A steering committee has formed to lay the foundation of the program which will develop today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders.
WHAT IS SAL?
SAL is a juvenile gang and crime prevention program that relies on athletic and academic activities to develop a bond between law enforcement officers and the youth in Rosemont. (Visit http://www.ssdsal.org/ to learn more.) SAL is a coed, noncompetitive, FREE program that provides opportunities for kids to participate in a variety of activities.
SAL will bridge the gap between law enforcement, kids and the community through sports and instructive activities and by establishing mentoring relationships. The mission is to develop productive citizens, build character and prevent crime. Studies have shown that children who interact with law enforcement officers in a positive way on the ball field or in the classroom will likely grow to respect the laws of the community that law enforcement officers enforce.
SAL will promote these values through the leadership of officers who work hands-on with the youth in the program, emphasizing the importance of life skills which provide positive enrichment.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The Rosemont SAL program cannot get off the ground or be successful without the help of the Rosemont community. As step one, community input is needed to
help decide what types of activities should be planned and implemented. Please come and voice your thoughts at the following IMPORTANT meeting:
What..................... SAL Open Forum Meeting
When.....................Thursday, May 10, 2012
Where....................Albert Einstein Middle School (Cafeteria), 9325 Mirandy Drive
As the program is developed, volunteers will be needed in a
variety of ways including coaches, mentors, chaperons, etc. etc.
If you are interested in being kept informed and becoming
involved, please email Deputy Hatch at firstname.lastname@example.org.