Who We Are

When the school bell rings at the end of every day, thousands of kids across the Inland Empire pour out of classrooms and into their after school routines. For some, this means heading home where they are met by a parent who helps them with homework before driving them to basketball practice and piano lessons. For others in our community, after school options are far less certain, stable and safe.

At Cops 4 Kids & Communities, we know the hours between 3:00- 6:00 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and the time when kids are most likely to experiment with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and other risky behaviors. We also know that today in our community,
children are facing obstacles more challenging than ever before. Kids from low-income families are six times more likely to drop out of school, and 41 percent of kids across California are overweight or obese – a number that continues to steadily increase year after year.

Cops 4 Kids & Communities provide young people with opportunities to engage in programs that help them achieve academic success, take charge of their health by building healthy habits that will stick with them throughout their lives, and foster the skills they need to become leaders in their communities.

Our Mission

Cops 4 Kids & Communities strives to build positive mentoring relationships between teens, Public Safety professionals and members of the community through educational, athletic, and leadership development programs.

Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.


Cops 4 Kids & Communities is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization. This Program relies heavily on financial support from the community and key fundraising events.

Your donation will assist us in implementing new and alternative programming for under-privileged youth in our community as well as maintain current programs which provide much needed direction and helps the child focus on becoming better and more productive citizens.

How We Do It

Unfortunately, the problems facing our families and kids are daunting and we know we can't solve them alone. We also recognize that every childʼs and every familyʼs situation is unique. That's why we collaborate with many partner organizations and stay flexible with
our approach, which allows us to meet the changing needs of the families we serve on the ground, in their communities.




Cops 4 Kids & Communities (Hemet)
Executive Director - Jeff Penn
1112 S.State St.
San Jacinto, CA 92583
(951) 654-2111
Cops 4 Kids & Communities (Colton)
Program Director - Carlos Palomino Sr.
1589 Bordwell Ave. (Unit -C)
Colton Ca. 92316 
(909) 644-0373