LA Sheriff’s Youth Foundation

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Youth Activities League

Dr. Kathleen Van Antwerp is the Director of Programs for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s YAL program. She will be writing curriculum and training those in the facilities that are staffed by a blend of deputies and civilian staff.

About the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation
The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation works with at-risk children throughout Los Angeles County. Programs include nearly 20 Youth Activities League centers; 999 for Kids; Stop Hate and Respect Everyone (SHARE); Vital Intervention Directional Alternative (VIDA); Bicycle Education and Registration (BEAR); Sheriffs Teaching At-Risk Teens (START); and Success Through Awareness and Resistance (STAR). For more information, visit or call (323) 526-5120
The YAL centers are available to youths ages 7 to 17, and there is no fee to participate. Click Here for further information on the Sheriff’s YAL program.


Learning Centers

We have successfully opened our first One Circle Learning Center in Norwalk Ca. – this center is affiliated with the LA Sheriff’s PRIDE program. They serve high risk youth ages 7-17 in an after school program, they did not have any computers and we were able to donate 5. In addition to donating the computers we trained 25 mentors who volunteer in the program daily.