With a 30-year career in California, Sheriff Greg Munks has been the head of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office since 2006. Beyond law enforcement, Sheriff Greg Munks serves the youth of his community through his association with the Sheriff’s Activities League.
Founded in 1997, the Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL) provides leadership, education, and sports activities for disadvantaged youth throughout San Mateo County. SAL provides mentoring, sports, and arts programs for more than 1,000 kids. The organization also hosts an annual summer camp in the mountains, in which approximately 100 young participants enjoy traditional camp activities with strong gang prevention and anti-drug messages. SAL recently announced the successful conclusion of its Healthy Kids STEM pilot program to help female and minority students get a head start in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects.
At its heart, SAL strives to build youths’ self-esteem and to build trust among law enforcement officers, the youth of the community, and the community at large. To this end, the organization hosts approximately 30,000 people every year at the popular multicultural North Fair Oaks Community Festival. In early June, SAL was part of the volunteer “Be Seen Keepin’ It Clean” event to clean up public park space in North Fair Oaks.
To learn more about Sheriff Gregory Munks and the Sheriff’s Activities League, please visit the SAL website at http://www.sheriffsactivitiesleague.com.