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Finding a Voice: Daniel’s Story

January 23, 2023

Daniel, an 18-year-old from Lusaka, Zambia, has faced a number of challenges in his young life. The firstborn in a family of three children, Daniel… Read More

Battle On: Aliness’s Story 

January 9, 2023

Depression is 2-3x more common in people living with HIV. For Aliness, an HIV-positive young woman from Lusaka, Zambia, depression has been an ongoing challenge… Read More

Bill Gates Honors Grassroot Soccer

December 15, 2022

Bill Gates has honored Grassroot Soccer as a “Game Changer.” On his blog, Gates Notes, Bill writes about why, especially during… Read More

Scoring Goals: in Soccer and in Life

December 12, 2022

“My family was so happy when they realized that the lessons I had learned at GRS had brought more impact in my life.” In… Read More

Grassroot Soccer’s Eighth Annual World AIDS Day Gala Celebrates 20 Years of Impact; Raises Nearly $1.9 Million to Play It Forward for Adolescent Health

December 9, 2022

On December 1, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) brought its community of supporters together at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City for its Eighth Annual World… Read More

Available Now – Grassroot Soccer Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Jersey!

December 1, 2022

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is releasing today, on World AIDS Day, a limited edition commemorative jersey… Read More

The Pelé Foundation Honors Grassroot Soccer with Three Hearts Award

November 29, 2022

Grassroot Soccer (GRS), along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Global Empowerment Mission, is honored to be the recipient of the Three Hearts… Read More

From the Soccer Pitch to the Artist’s Studio: A Portrait of Impact

October 28, 2022

In honor of Grassroot Soccer’s 20th anniversary, we are spotlighting former participants from over the past two decades, where they are now, and how participating… Read More

Introducing Grassroot Soccer’s 2021 Annual Report

September 13, 2022

Dear Friends, When I founded Grassroot Soccer (GRS) with three former teammates during the height of the AIDS crisis in Zimbabwe two decades ago, we… Read More

Training a New Cohort of Game-Changers in the Pearl of Africa

August 15, 2022

Imagine a six-hour flight to a nation with the world’s youngest population? A nation with 45 million strong, hospitable, and generous inhabitants whom you would… Read More