SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The 11th annual Putting Kids First event took place Friday night at the Carriage Museum in Santa Barbara.

The museum donated its space and friends of the Police Activities League donated auction items, including trips, jewelry, a custom surfboard and wine.

The money raised will help PAL's teen center and leadership programs.

Members of the Youth Leadership Council helped officer host the event.

One of them served as the DJ.

Many said PAL mentoring and leadership training helped them realize who they wanted to be.