our statement of intent...


We believe in awakening youth to their potential.

And the capacity they have to change the world.

One community at a time.

One (unplugged) connection at a time.

Our programs guide youth to find balance as they: Embrace deep connection. Trust their instincts. Act with intention.

we believe.

At valo we are committed to guiding teens as they seek to create authentic relationships in our increasingly digital world.


Once these youth experience the power of being in community, and their vast capacity for connection, we challenge them to go out and make the world a better place.

Our circle is open to every race, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, and background. 

our retreats.

We take teens from all walks of life on retreats. In this space, they are eager to open up and uncover what matters most. For them, it’s pretty simple—sustained, unplugged, face-to-face connection. A sense of belonging.

valo in you.

Valo aims to be a hub of inspiration for teens and adults. We spread the word through our podcast, embers, and blog, kindling. 


Looking to connect? Sign up for our monthly email, stovepipe, and follow us on social media @valomaine.

Embers is our podcast. A hub of inspiration for both teens and adults. Embers is a place where our teens share their stories as they navigate the waters between childhood and adulthood. We realize they've got a lot to teach us—what they hope for sounds good to us, too.


Join us as our teens explore timely and compelling topics—fanning the embers burning in each of us.

Tune in here.

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Kindling is our blog. Our virtual hotbed of curiosity. We know youth with open minds and open hearts love to connect, create and center. We aim to share stories and questions that emerge from our laboratory full of learnings and we're curious what they spark in you.

Our digital journal - delivered to your inbox once a month.

Stovepipe brings a spark of inspiration to help you feel more connected, creative and centered.

We promise that we won't spam your inbox or share your info.

121 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 865-1665

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