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Read our latest news and stories to see what’s happening at Grassroot Soccer.

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

Dec

14

2021

Grassroot Soccer’s Seventh Annual World AIDS Day Gala Raises Over
$1.6 Million to Change the Game in Adolescent Health

On November 30, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) brought its community of supporters together at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City — and around the…

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Dec

14

2021

Dec

07

2021

How It Started, How It’s Going: Celebrating Youth Development and Empowerment Initiative (YEDI) at 10

Since Youth Development and Empowerment Initiative (YEDI) was founded a decade ago, YEDI and Grassroot Soccer (GRS)…

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Dec

07

2021

Oct

06

2021

Youth Reproductive Health Assistants as Essential Workers: Reaching Adolescents in Zimbabwe During COVID-19

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that 12 million women globally have experienced contraceptive interruptions since the beginning of the…

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Oct

06

2021

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