July 2012 Living Philanthropic Featured Charity
“Grassroot Soccer’s work is a refreshing and highly promising effort that can help turn the tide against HIV. Soccer is like a universal language…Grassroot Soccer thus reaches large numbers of young people with HIV education, and bases its programs on the best available evidence.” - Helen Epstein, author, The Invisible Cure
Mission: Grassroot Soccer uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV.
Vision: A world mobilized through soccer to create an AIDS free generation.
Strategy: To achieve our mission, we continuously improve our innovative HIV prevention and life-skills curriculum, share our program and concept effectively, and utilize the popularity of soccer to increase our impact.
Grassroot Soccer is a leader in sport-for-development and HIV prevention, Grassroot Soccer improves health among youth by continuously developing and improving our innovative educational tools and techniques, sharing our model effectively with like-minded partners, and tapping into the power and popularity of soccer to advance the global fight against HIV and AIDS.
For more info, please visit: http://www.grassrootsoccer.org/
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