To me, STAR/PAL is more than a job. It is more than a place I go every week. It is more than a desk, an event or a paycheck. It is friends, mentors, heart and community. It is seeing the kids in our programs become confident, educated, and successful adults- becoming leaders. Working so closely with San Diego Police Officers and seeing the impact they have on youth in our underserved communities is inspiring. Seeing the kids that come to our officers for help when they don’t know where else to turn is motivating. Witnessing these at-risk youth build bonds with officers and transform into better versions on themselves is exciting. At STAR/PAL, our mission is to bring youth and law enforcement together today to build safer communities tomorrow. With your help, we can continue building these relationships, building safer communities and building leaders. Please consider giving what you can to support my efforts in giving back to STAR/PAL. Everywon San Diego is a new team-based running event series dedicated to improving the quality of life in local host communities. 100% of Everywon participants raise money for local pre-selected Official Causes and I am choosing to run for Team STAR/PAL!