The CFM Foundation accomplishes this goal by creating, developing, and supporting academic and athletic programs through grants, scholarships, and an annual football camp for youth grades 8-12.
Each year, the CFM Foundation holds a Football Fundamentals Mini Camp. At the camp, NFL players and coaches join other professional coaches and staff to teach young people the principles, mechanics, and ethics of high-level competitive football for one full day. The counselors, many of whom are athletic heroes of the students, stress the importance of education, hard work, and character development, relating each back to success on and off the field. Football skills are taught as a mechanism for illustrating the importance of individual work ethic and teamwork. The camp also aims to develop self-confidence,trust and positive self-motivation.
The CFM Foundation held its inaugural Camp on June 15, 2002 in Hartford, Connecticut in conjunction with the Tebucky Jones Youth Foundation. Volunteer instructors included several NFL players and coaches along with coaches from regional universities. The Connecticut Association of High School Referees provided referees and the Hartford Police Department provided volunteer officers for security. An additional fifty volunteers managed registration, catering and general organization. Approximately 250 students participated in the Camp in 2002.
In June 2011, more than 700 students participated in the ninth annual Football Camp. Over 120 NFL players and NFL and college coaches, alongside more than 200 volunteers, helped make the one-day camp a success. The camp continues to grow tremendously each year.