VALEO

FOUNDATION

 

 

 

Soccer is our vehicle.  Extraordinary human beings, our legacy.

Our Mission

The Valeo Foundation was launched in 2011 to support the Valeo Futbol Club inner-city program to provide access and increased opportunities in youth sports participation, regardless of socioeconomic or geographical boundaries.

With a steadfast focus on our Four Pillars:

  • Increased opportunity and access
  • Academic achievement 
  • Health and wellness 
  • Volunteerism and leadership

The Foundation’s impact has expanded over the years to reach deeper into our local neighborhoods, serve a greater number of disadvantaged communities, and recognize the tremendous needs across international borders.

Using soccer as its vehicle, and with the support of its donors, The Valeo Foundation creates social impact by organizing and funding numerous programs that support the delivery of elite futbol training, educational opportunities, community development, personal excellence programs, and health and wellness initiatives.

We aim to make a difference in the lives of boys and girls, and develop the next generation of elite athletes, mindful citizens, and strong leaders!

Our Initiatives

The Valeo Foundation focus is access and opportunity.  By removing financial and geographic barriers, the Foundation provides young people around the world access to elite-level training, collegiate and professional opportunities, as well as the life lessons and personal growth that come with participation in youth sports.   

Valeo FC develops the next generation of elite athletes, mindful citizens, and strong leaders.  The Valeo Foundation opens the door so ALL deserving athletes have this same opportunity!

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Scholarship Program

Providing access and opportunity for talented players to train, compete, and excel despite socio-economic limits, is a cornerstone of our mission.

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Developing Boston’s inner-city youth players by providing accessible fields, teams, coaching, gear, and league competition for low to no-cost.

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Beyond Our Borders

Supporting underprivileged youth in Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Cape Verde, and Kenya through soccer partnerships

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Residency Program

Providing talented athletes the opportunity to achieve success in America

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Programs for Personal Excellence

Preparing our players for success off the field through leadership, wellness, civic, and academic programs that promote excellence and mindfulness in all life pursuits. 

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Valeo Players Give Back

Valeo players create social impact through volunteering and learning what it means to be a great citizen.  Developing a generation of kindness.

Did You Know?

Valeo supports more than 3000 youth student athletes in academic & athletic pursuits

Between our flagship program in Newton, MA, our three inner-city programs in Somerville, MA, East Boston, MA and Dorchester, MA, as well as our partnerships in Haiti and Jamaica, we are proud to serve and provide opportunities to kids of from a variety of different socioeconomic backgrounds.

Over 500 of our players receive some level of financial assistance

By providing access to high-level training and increased opportunities for youth sports participation to economically disadvantaged groups, VFC aims to provide a unique avenue for the development of its members.

Established a non-profit training academy in Jamaica

Valeo MBU Youth Football Academy is a joint venture between Valeo FC and Montego Bay United FC, a professional club in Jamaica, aimed at providing academic and player development opportunities for underprivileged youth in Jamaica.

Donated back-to-school supplies to the Jamaica, Haiti, Cape Verde and Kenya

In an effort to support academic excellence we donated school supplies to over 1000 disadvantaged youth in Jamaica and Haiti through partnerships with a number of schools and orphanages.

Created free winter indoor and summer outdoor leagues in Boston, MA

Through partnerships with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Centers for Youth and Families, we were able to establish free and low-cost leagues to serve inner-city youth in Boston’s neighborhoods.

Piloted free after-school homework club for inner-city members

In an effort to encourage academic excellence and well-rounded individuals, we established a homework club for our inner-city club members to finish school work before practice.

Partnered with the UCAL McKenzie Foundation

As part of our commitment to health and wellness we place a high priority on learning. Every summer we partner with the UCAL McKenzie Foundation to promote heart health through summer soccer clinics in Boston. We take it as part of our responsibility to provide education in all aspects of the health and wellness of competitive athletes.

Reinforced the values of volunteering, community activism & civic responsibility

Valeo players participated in a number of community volunteering events including neighborhood cleanups and going door-to-door at Thanksgiving time to hand out meals to families in need.

Contact Us

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Valeo Futbol Club Inc.

125 Wells Avenue, Newton, Mass 02459

617-964-0140

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