S.A.F.E. leverages University of California, Merced student-athletes towards developing projects and programs to empower and encourage the local youth student-athletes. With a variety of interactive programs and projects, S.A.F.E.'s goal is to provide endless opportunities for our local student-athletes to attend post-secondary education in the form of 4-year universities and colleges. 


Register for 2017 Annual Leadership Games!

SAFE is hosting the first ever Annual Leadership Games this spring! The Leadership Games is a unique way to raise money for the Summer Playground Camp in partnership with the City of Merced Parks and Recreation. Join with teams in competing in relay challenge games which require leadership, teamwork, and communication! It looks easy but it is challenging! Can you do it? 

Every dollar that is raised allows one more youth to develop and aspire for individual success. Show your support for our youth and their success by competing in our event and raising money for development programs. 


Summer Yacht Fundraiser


This coming June 2017, SAFE and SM Entertainment will be hosting Northern California's best towards raising money for educational and career developmental programs. To find out more about our event, including how to get involved, click below.

2016 Summer Camp Recap


This past summer was a success! Youth (K-6th) engaged in educational and recreational activities towards promoting successful careers through education. To read the full review from this past summer's camp, including testimonials, click below.

Community Partners


Our our proud to work with and represent a large variety of community organizations to impacting our youth. To see a full list of our proud community partners click below.


"Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best you are capable of becoming."

John Wooden


"To empower students by developing confidence and leadership through education and athletics."
SAFE Mission Statement


It is S.A.F.E.'s long term vision to be established throughout the state of California and begin to develop amongst the low socioeconomic regions of the United States. Through developing chapters within universities and colleges, S.A.F.E. and the student life can begin to develop successful youth student-athlete in their local communities.