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Dec

01

2022

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

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

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Dec

01

2022

Nov

29

2022

The Pelé Foundation Honors Grassroot Soccer with Three Hearts Award

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

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Nov

29

2022

Oct

28

2022

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

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…

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Oct

28

2022

Sep

13

2022

Introducing Grassroot Soccer’s 2021 Annual Report

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…

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Sep

13

2022

Aug

15

2022

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

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…

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Aug

15

2022

Jul

19

2022

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

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…

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Jul

19

2022

May

31

2022

Announcing the Grassroot Soccer Youth Advisory Committee

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…

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May

31

2022

Jan

25

2022

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

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…

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Jan

25

2022

Jan

20

2022

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

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…

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Jan

20

2022

Dec

21

2021

Changing the Game in Adolescent Health: 2021 in Review

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…

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Dec

21

2021

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