For some kids, the local Youth Academy is a place to get some much-needed help with homework. For others, it’s a place to shoot some hoops or learn a new sport without fear of physical violence or becoming tangled up in many of the other negative distractions the streets have to offer.
For others, it’s literally a place to call home.
The Youth Academies are available to youths ages 7 to 17, and there is no fee to participate. The facilities are staffed by a blend of deputies, civilian staff and untold dozens of volunteers who just want to help.
The Sheriff’s Youth Academies are special in so many ways and truly bridges the gap between law enforcement and the communities they serve,”
Jimmy Dunne (Founder)