The County Executive's Office invites you to explore the Children, Youth and Family Budget, which details the County’s investment of taxpayer resources in programs and services that will make a positive impact on children.

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For more information:

Heather Ledesma

County Executive's Office


Bill of Rights for Children and Youth

Adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2008, the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth serves as a statement of commitment and vision for providing services to children and youth in San Mateo County. These rights include the following opportunities for every young person to have:

  1. A healthy mind, body, and spirit that enable them to maximize their potential.
  2. A healthy attachment to a parent, guardian, or caregiver, and an ongoing relationship with a caring and supportive adult.
  3. Essential needs - get nutritious food, shelter, clothing, health care, and accessible transportation.
  4. A safe and healthy environment, including homes, schools, neighborhoods, and communities
  5. Access to a 21st century education that promotes success in life, in future careers, and a love of life-long learning.
  6. Training in life skills that will prepare them to live independently, be self-sufficient, and contribute to their community.
  7. Employment opportunities with protections from unfair labor practices.
  8. Freedom from mistreatment, abuse,and neglect.
  9. A voice in matters that affect them.
  10. A sense of hope for their future