Sheriff's Youth Foundation Hosts Youth Talent Show

Sheriff''s Youth Foundation Hosts 5th Annual Five Star Talent Contest

Talent shows are often motivated by a reward prize or trophy, but youth talent shows can also be seen as a way to help boost a child’s self-esteem and confidence. It can also be seen as a way to help prevent juvenile delinquency among children. On October 13, 2018, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Youth Foundation hosted their 5th annual Five Star Talent Show at Plummer Park, in West Hollywood.

The Sheriff’s Youth Foundations biggest supporter, Sheriff Jim McDonnell, was there to motivate the children and to meet the families.Approximately 35 children were in attendance representing the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation Academies from various stations including: East LA, West Hollywood, Lakewood, Walnut, Compton, and Norwalk. Going up on stage and performing in front of judges and families is sometimes not easy, but the children demonstrated courage and persevered on stage by showcasing their best talents.

There were twelve acts, which included playing instruments, singing, and dancing. Some children showcased their talented artwork to the judges. In all, it was a wonderful event that brought our department and the families of these incredibly talented children together. Celebrity Judges Ted McGinley, Kim Chase and Christian Estrada were on hand to assist with the judging. Jorge Flores from the Compton Youth Academy won 1st place! He went up on stage and perfomed “Nessun Dorma” by Andrea Bocelli. Desiree Webb from the East LA Youth Academy won 2nd place for her very own choreographed dance mix. These two talented winners apart from their trophies, each received a pair of VIP tickets to see singer Bruno Mars in concert.

Congratulations to the winners of the Five Star Talent Show and to the dedicated men and women of the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation who continue to help children become successful and pursue their dreams. If you are interested in learning more about the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation please visit the website at