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Changing the Game in Adolescent Health: 2021 in Review

December 21, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a major part of our lives, 2021 carried into it many challenges of the previous year. But Grassroot… Read More

Grassroot Soccer’s Seventh Annual World AIDS Day Gala Raises Over
$1.5 Million to Change the Game in Adolescent Health

December 14, 2021

On November 30, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) brought its community of supporters together at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City — and around the… Read More

How It Started, How It’s Going: Celebrating Youth Development and Empowerment Initiative (YEDI) at 10

December 7, 2021

Since Youth Development and Empowerment Initiative (YEDI) was founded a decade ago, YEDI and Grassroot Soccer (GRS)… Read More

Youth Reproductive Health Assistants as Essential Workers: Reaching Adolescents in Zimbabwe During COVID-19

October 6, 2021

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that 12 million women globally have experienced contraceptive interruptions since the beginning of the… Read More

Bringing Research Insights Back to Stakeholders and Participants: GRS and Desmond Tutu Health Foundation’s Goals for Girls Study

September 30, 2021

Research is weaved throughout the Grassroot Soccer (GRS) approach. From integrating the latest evidence into our work to managing rigorous evaluations, we seek to contribute… Read More

Partnering for Healthy Behaviors: Reaching Youth in Zimbabwe through SKILLZ Magazines

September 23, 2021

Coach Cecilia (pictured right) with Gertrude, GRS SKILLZ participant Gertrude is a Form 4 student living in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. In March 2020, when the Government… Read More

Introducing Grassroot Soccer’s 2020 Annual Report

September 3, 2021

Today, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is releasing our 2020 Global Annual Report, which details GRS’s activities and impact in 2020. Here, GRS Founder… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Launches a New Project to Scale Up SKILLZ in Mozambique in Partnership with Gorongosa National Park and the Cameron Schrier Foundation

June 25, 2021

Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is launching “Youth Run the World: Sustainable Empowerment in Gorongosa National Park”, a dynamic new project in Mozambique… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Zambia Celebrates Inaugural PEPFAR Program to Improve HIV Service Delivery Among People Living with HIV

May 13, 2021

Grassroot Soccer Zambia (GRS) is excited to announce the launch of its first direct award from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Celebrates 10 Years of Partnering with the ExxonMobil Foundation and Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative

April 28, 2021

A game of bed net ball helps participants understand how bed nets keep people safe from mosquitoes. April 25 was World Malaria Day, when we… Read More