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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

A Changemaker at Home and in the Community: My Experience as a SKILLZ Coach

July 19, 2022

Praise (left) with GRS colleagues in 2022. Back in 2016, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) trained more than 100 young people to become SKILLZ Coaches at the… Read More

Announcing the Grassroot Soccer Youth Advisory Committee

May 31, 2022

As a leader in youth engagement, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is excited to announce the formation of the inaugural GRS Youth Advisory Committee: an advisory and… Read More

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