Our Mission is to help prevent drug abuse, gangs, violence and juvenile delinquency in Contra Costa County by providing athletic, educational, and other programs for at-risk youth.
We are a 501c3 organization incorporated on 31 October 1995. Currently all of our work is done by volunteers. Our first fundraiser was the 1998 California Police Summer Games. We hosted more than 5,000 California law enforcement officers in over 50 different sports between 21-27 June, 1998. Now we have an annual Golf tournament and a run that raises some of the funds for our programs. For the past two years we’ve teamed up with the Oakland Raiders to raise money for our mentoring efforts.
In 2007 we added the Kops For Kids Run/Walk of 1 Mile, 5K, and 10K. This was on the Iron Horse Trail in Concord. This year it will be on Saturday, 21 May 2019. It will be a great warm-up for the Bay to Breakers Race on Sunday, 22 May 2019.
The Kops For Kids Youth Mentoring Program is the fulfillment of our promise to the sponsors of the Police Games to provide a program to allow law enforcement officers to mentor at-risk youth in Contra Costa County. Since inception we’ver awarded more than $100,000 in grants to active and retired law enforcement officers who were mentoring at-risk youth.
Our Positive Mental Attitudes Seminars & Sports Clinics for middle and high school age young people reaches more than 2,000 students each year. This program is offered,free of charge, to schools and youth groups in Contra Costa County.