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Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Joins Grassroot Soccer Global Board of Directors

January 25, 2022

Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is delighted to announce that former U.N. Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of U.N. Women Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has been elected to the… Read More

Building a Community of Knowledge and Hope for Youth Living with HIV in Zambia

January 20, 2022

Of the nearly 2 million adolescents living with HIV around the world, over 60% are girls and young women ages 10-24 and 80% live in… Read More

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
$1.6 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

United for Hope: Grassroot Soccer Virtual World AIDS Day Gala Raises Over $1 Million to Improve the Lives of Youth

December 3, 2020

“18 years ago it would have been hard to imagine that today we’d have the support of so many world class athletes, a Nobel… Read More

In Conversation on International Day of the Girl: GRS and a Gorongosa Game Changer

October 9, 2020

By Nicole Banister, Partnerships Coordinator  Of the 2.7 million young people Grassroot Soccer (GRS) has reached globally with comprehensive health and life skills education, 55%… Read More