The Light Foundation

Inspiration for Generations

In 2001, former NFL player and 3x Superbowl Champion, Matt Light, and his wife Susie, established The Light Foundation to help young people develop the skills, values, and mindset they need to create a meaningful and productive future.

Our Mission
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Who We Are

At the Light Foundation, we believe through hard work and achievement, self–confidence is built. This is one of the best defenses a child can have against negative influences. Through our unique programming, we provide young adults outdoor and hands-on learning opportunities and inspire young people to believe in themselves and their ability to be great leaders. Not only are we helping them down their own path toward becoming successful adults, but we are building healthy, responsible, and motivated citizens for generations to come.
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Helping Kids Become R.E.A.L









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“Our goal is to inspire kids to work hard, put their best foot forward, and strive
to become champions in the game of life.”

Matt Light, Co-Founder

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New Outdoor Leadership Program – Hooked on Fishing!

The Light Foundation is beyond excited to roll out a new program, Hooked on Fishing! Although new to us, it is not new to the Darke County community, as its prior name was “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs.” This program has been a blessing to our community for the...

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Light Foundation Awards Annual Scholarships

Since 2008, the Light Foundation has given more than $70,000 in scholarships to students residing in Massachusetts and Darke County, Ohio! The four recent graduates chosen are each receiving a $1,000 scholarship to help them further their education. And the winners...

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Meet our Spring Leadership Externs!

Leadership can be taught in all stages of life, but we see a greater impact made when working hands-on with those on their way to earning a diploma. Young adults are eager to soak up as much information as possible and open their eyes to new experiences before...

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In the News

Light Foundation graduates four

Light Foundation graduates four

Resource: Darke County Now

The Light Foundation flagship program Camp Vohokase graduated four Leadership Academy young men bringing the total number of alumni to 42 since its start in 2011.

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Our Corporate Partners

We are honored to have such incredible partners who believe in our mission at the Light Foundation. These partnerships help provide continuing support for our programs.

Get In Touch

440 Greenville Nashville Road
Greenville, OH 45331
(937) 316-6352

1 Merchant St. #4
Sharon, MA 02067

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