Children’s Programs, Sports, Scholarships, & Community Outreach Events
The California Police Youth Charities (CPYC) offers a wide range of programs and opportunities for California kids to help build relationships and change lives. As a non-profit organization, everything we offer is thanks to our generous donors as well as our advisors, contributors, and local businesses and partnerships.
If you’d like to get involved with CPYC and offer your time, money, or help, please call (916) 787-4201 or fill out our contact form.
Game Day for Kids
California Police Youth Charities is proud to announce that our Game Day for Kids Program with the Sacramento Kings NBA team will be available for the upcoming season. The program consists of targeting children who would benefit the most from experiencing a day of fun and friendship while attending professional basketball games with staff of CPYC as well as members of the law enforcement community and our celebrity advisory panel. Children will be given tickets to the game and may get to experience opportunities that range from high fiving the players as they enter the court to actually playing basketball on an NBA court prior to the game. We want to thank the Sacramento Kings for their contributions to this program and we look forward to many years of working together. For more information regarding taking groups of deserving kids to an NBA game in Sacramento, please contact the CPYC main office at 916-787-4201.
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San Diego Chargers
CPYC hosts several kids at every home game of the San Diego Chargers. We have partnered with the San Diego Police Department Star/PAL organization in providing this program. Kids are selected from a large group of low income families that live within San Diego County. San Diego Police Officers and Star/PAL staff, transport the kids and set up a pre-game barbecue before they enter the stadium for a Chargers home game. For the second year in a row, Chargers Punter Mike Scifres has generously donated the tickets for the kids to attend the games throughout the season. We thank Mike Scifres for his tremendous contribution to the kids in the San Diego community.
Team California Sports
Team California Sports was developed to assist high level student athletes in their quest to achieve their goals of playing their sport at the college level or above. TC started with an aggressive girl’s fastpitch softball program with several teams in Northern and Southern California. We brought in Olympic and professional athletes to train and coach the athletes at the highest level. Team California eventually spread to assist youth golfers, youth motocross racers, a strong baseball program as well as other individual sports and athletes. In the last few years alone, TC has assisted over 30 athletes in obtaining college scholarships in their various sports totaling more than One Million Dollars in scholarships. We have also seen several of our former athletes sign professional contracts in baseball and golf. We are excited to extend this program to other areas of the State of California. For more info on Team California Softball, please go to www.team-california.com.
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Team California Fastpitch Softball
CPYC/CNOA Youth Leadership Scholarship
(In partnership with California Narcotics Officers Association)
The Youth Leadership Scholarship award is presented to high school seniors who will be attending college after graduation. The essay competition requires students to describe how they have made a positive difference in their communities during their high school years. The scholarship is between $500 and $1,000 per student. To be eligible, the student must be a biological or adopted child of an active or retired law enforcement officer within the State of California. This scholarship was created in an effort to recognize the sacrifices that law enforcement officers endure daily while protecting the lives and property of California’s citizens. California Narcotics Officer’s Association has facilitated this scholarship program and has selected the winners from the many essays they have received.
Oakland A’s Home Run Reader Program
California Police Youth Charities has partnered in the past with professional sports teams such as the Oakland A’s of Major League Baseball, in an effort to reach out to kids in Northern California in a very unique way.
CPYC sponsored the Home Run Readers Program, which is a curriculum based reading program that was implemented in 150 elementary schools facilitated by individual teachers within 15 of California’s counties. Children were rewarded for their outstanding reading accomplishments with tickets to A’s games, A’s/CPYC bookmarks and A’s caps as well as other Oakland A’s items.Many of the schools were treated to personal appearances by A’s players, coaches and front office staff as well as uniformed police officers who read to the kids in the classroom. Even the owner of the Oakland A’s volunteered to read to kids. This program ran for several years and was a tremendous success in reaching kids in a positive way. We hope to partner with other professional teams in many sports to accomplish the same goals.
CPYC Football Camps
CPYC’s Youth Football Camp Staff with Buffalo Bills All-Pro Wide Receiver Andre Reed and 2X Super Bowl Champion Glenn Cadrez of the Denver Broncos.
San Diego Chargers Game Day
CPYC hosted several kids at every home game of the San Diego Chargers. We partnered with the San Diego Police Department Star/PAL organization in providing this program. Kids were selected from a large group of low-income families that live within San Diego County. San Diego Police Officers and Star/PAL staff transported the kids and set up a pre-game barbecue before they entered the stadium for a Chargers home game. Chargers Punter Mike Scifres generously donated the tickets for the kids to attend the games throughout the season. We thank Mike Scifres for his tremendous contribution to the kids in the San Diego community. With the Chargers moving to Los Angeles, we hope to be able to continue this program in the future targeting Los Angeles are youth. Stay tuned!
Oakland Raiders Game Day
CPYC partnered with the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League to host up to 180 kids per home game throughout the season in a fun-filled day at a Raider game. This opportunity was offered to “at risk” kids throughout the State and included tickets to the game, a hosted lunch gathering in a safe area of McAfee Coliseum prior to the game, guest speakers and mentors from law enforcement agencies and professional athletes including many “Raider Legends” and CPYC Celebrity Advisors. Thousands of youth attending these games and we are extremely proud of the success of this program, which was our very first “Game Day for Kids” activity.
Children of Hero’s Program
This program was created to enrich the lives of children who have lost a law enforcement parent in a “line of duty” death. We have offered to families of these children the opportunity to have their wishes granted and to provide an experience that we hope will be a source of inspiration and hope for children who are suffering from the traumatic and tragic loss of their law enforcement parent. It is our hope that the wish granting is a positive reinforcement for these children that their parent will always be loved, cherished and honored as the hero that they are. This program was inspired by the tragic death of Deputy Jeff Mitchell of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department and was developed by Deputy Mitchell’s widow Crystal Mitchell.