The Foundation

Our Mission

Established in 2014 by Dwayne De Rosario – MLSE Ambassador, Pan Am Games Ambassador and Motivational Speaker, the DeRo Foundation supports local community initiatives, which use soccer as a platform to help youth in high priority neighbourhoods develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed.

The mission of the DeRo Foundation is to help youth achieve their maximum potential on and off the pitch by providing mentorship and developmental tools in the area of education, leadership, self-confidence and health and nutrition.

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 DeRo Foundation mission is guided by a deep passion and love for the game of soccer and also by the positive difference it can make in uniting and inspiring our community.

Community Programs

As a registered foundation, the DeRo Foundation works with local community organizations to create programs that teach youth the importance of leadership, teamwork, education and health & nutrition. We offer after school programs and training clinics that helps kids achieve their full potential in a fun, friendly and creative environment.

Get Involved

To help raise awareness and build community engagement, the DeRo Foundation is always excited to work with members of our community who believe in our mission. The generous contributions from our donors directly benefits the Foundation’s projects and programs.

To get involved, you can make a donation by visiting our donation page.