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About the program

In a world that is rapidly evolving, it is crucial to lay a strong foundation for the leaders of tomorrow. The Champions of Valor Program draws inspiration from a remarkable group of individuals who, during the dawn of World War II, set aside their passion and Major League Baseball careers to bravely serve our country. Their commitment and selflessness serve as a beacon for the youth of today, guiding them towards a life of purpose and honor.

"Champions of Valor" is more than a phrase; it's a call to action, an invitation to embody the highest ideals of service, sacrifice, legacy, and citizenship. It signifies a deep commitment to principles that not only elevate the individual but also contribute significantly to the betterment of society as a whole.

The educational pillars of the program envisioned by BFAOV Vice President & Education Chair, Steve Curtis, Command Sergeant Major U.S. Army (Ret.) are rooted in evidence-based theories endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse. These theories have been proven effective in character education, focusing on youth character development through innovative methods. The Champions of Valor Program leverages the power of role models, interactive activities, and historical biographies to instill character traits that will shape our future leaders.


Director of Development

Highlights of the Pilot Project

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Why Support


It is a mission,
not an idea


  1. Investing in Future Leaders: By supporting this program, you are investing in the development of a generation that will lead with integrity, empathy, and a deep sense of responsibility.

  2. Honoring a Legacy: The program pays homage to the brave individuals who put their careers on hold to serve their country during a pivotal moment in history and bridges gaps in traditional classroom settings, by teaching youth about these often-overlooked historical biographies. Your support helps ensure that their legacy lives on in the hearts of the youth they continue to inspire.

  3. Building Strong Communities: The values instilled through the Champions of Valor Program extend beyond individuals to create communities that are rooted in service, compassion, and a shared commitment to a better future.

  4. Proven Educational Impact: Backed by evidence-based theories, the program is not just an idea but a proven method to positively shape the character of the youth, creating a ripple effect that will be felt for generations to come.

Join us in championing the values that define true leadership. Your participation and contributions to the Champions of Valor Program will play a pivotal role in shaping a future where the youth stand as beacons of hope, embodying the virtues of service, sacrifice, citizenship, and legacy. Together, let's empower tomorrow's leaders today.

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