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Star Supporters for Life: A Bond Formed Through Grassroot Soccer

November 6, 2023

Fortune Sibanda and Lucky Ndlela first met when they joined Grassroot Soccer (GRS) as SKILLZ participants in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 2008. In the SKILLZ program,… Read More

Unleashing Inner Strengths: Patience’s Journey with MindSKILLZ

October 26, 2023

In Kenya, where the vibrant energy of youth meets the challenges of growing up, mental health is a topic that can’t be ignored. Recent statistics… Read More

Coach Perspectives: “I am now the hope” for youth living with HIV

October 5, 2023

Last month, as part of Grassroot Soccer’s partnership with Bantwana Zimbabwe, GRS trainers worked with 30 Bantwana Coaches in Bulawayo to… Read More

Introducing Grassroot Soccer’s 2022 Annual Report

September 25, 2023

Dear Friends, 2022 was a milestone year for Grassroot Soccer (GRS): our 20th anniversary. Twenty years is a humbling feat for any organization, and I’m… Read More

Sister Support through SKILLZ Girl

August 21, 2023

Connections between siblings can be some of the strongest that individuals have in their lives. Phaless, a 20-year-old young woman residing in Chipata, Zambia, and… Read More

Efharisto, Athens: A Time to Refocus on Mental Health

July 26, 2023

It is often said that the map of Greece is like an outstretched hand with the fingers being the land that reaches into the Mediterranean… Read More

Changing the Conversation on Mental Health in Zambia

May 30, 2023

Grassroot Soccer’s MindSKILLZ Magazine is a simple, take-home resource that aims to fill a critical gap in mental health education and engage young people’s families… Read More

Introducing Grassroot Soccer’s 2022 Mental Health Impact Report

May 22, 2023

Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is leveraging the power of soccer to equip young people with the support and skills for improved mental health throughout adolescence and… Read More

Playing It Forward at Home and in the Community: Blessing’s Story

May 10, 2023

We are continuing to spotlight former Grassroot Soccer (GRS) participants from over the past two decades, where they are now, and how participating in GRS… Read More

Not Alone: Faith’s Story

March 27, 2023

“Life after the SKILLZ program has been different for me. It is not the way it was since I found out about my status. Read More