The DeRo Foundation was established in 2014 by Dwayne De Rosario – MLSE Ambassador, Pan Am Games Ambassador and Motivational Speaker.
Dwayne’s journey as a professional soccer player and experience mentoring youth across North America through his DeRo United Soccer Academy has been the inspiration for the creation of the DeRo Foundation.
The mission of the Foundation is to support local community initiatives through the creation of sustainable After-School mentorship programs which use soccer as a platform to help youth in high priority neighbourhoods develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed.
Each individual associated with the Foundation is committed to helping youth achieve their maximum potential on and off the pitch – through providing mentorship and developmental tools in the area of education, leadership, self-confidence and health and nutrition.
The DeRo Foundation After School Program provides hands on training and a targeted curriculum to help youth develop their skills on and off the pitch.
In addition, the program offers opportunity for youth to learn and develop coaching skills through volunteering.
Other key learnings include the importance of nutrition and hydration, leadership, teamwork, education, and financial literacy.
Participants receive mentorship from leaders in the sports industry as well as other community leaders.
Charitable Organization 13649 1875 RR0001
www.derofoundation.com | 33 Bloor St E #1603, Toronto, ON M4W 3H1
The DeRo Foundation’s image is represented by one of the most powerful ambassadors in North American Soccer history, Dwayne De Rosario.