Festival Date: Sunday, August 16, 2015

Middlefield Road, Redwood City, between 1st and 5th Avenue

San Mateo County Sheriff's Youth Programs

  • The S.T.A.R. Camp is an annual event aimed at reaching out to underprivileged youths throughout our County. Sheriff’s personnel and young campers trek to YMCA Camp Loma Mar for a week-long camping trip. This is a once in a lifetime experience for many of the children. This trip provides the children an opportunity to experience the great outdoors and enjoy a brief respite from the stress of the inner city.
  • The D.A.R.E. Program provides intervention from drug and alcohol abuse at the elementary school level. Deputies teach fifth grade students how to recognize and avoid unacceptable behaviors. In addition, deputies provide positive role models for the students.
  • The Sheriff’s Explorer Program consists of individual posts of the Boy Scouts of America, the Search and Rescue Unit Post 830 and the Law Enforcement Unit Post 810. These young volunteers provide valuable services to the citizens of San Mateo County. The Search and Rescue Unit assist in rescue operations such as lost children and adults. The Law Enforcement Unit provides similar support and assists with traffic control and various other duties at community functions.
  • The School Resources Program, designated to follow-up on the D.A.R.E. Program, maintains deputies in local high schools. The deputies continue to provide guidance and counsel students during their difficult teenage years.
  • The Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL) provides elementary school children opportunities in athletics and art activities during after school hours and occasional weekend events. Street Hockey, Basketball, and Soccer are the main sports in organized league play. Sample classes taught by professional resident artists at Fair Oaks School have included Ceramics, Flamenco Dance, Printmaking, African Drumming, Mixed Media Art, Mexican Folkloric Dance, Silkscreen Design, bookmaking, quilt making, and clock making.

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

The Sheriff's Office is committed to providing effective professional law enforcement services in a humane and cost-efficient manner, while supporting positive development within our communities and our youth population. Learn more »