We won’t watch our city struggle from the sidelines.

We are a team of more than 1,000 NCAA varsity athletes and 5,000 DC teens who are committed to making our city healthier. The Grassroot Project capitalizes on the excitement, relatability, and popularity of sports to provide much-needed health literacy and social empowerment programs to DC teens. The only way for us to succeed is to believe in the power of youth to make a difference. In addition to providing health education to DC teens, we invest in the leadership training, cultural competency, and professional skills of hundreds of NCAA varsity athletes who serve as our program facilitators.

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New Program Wrap-Up: “Grassroots Fam” Program for Parents and Caregivers

Grassroots Fam, New TGP Program, Is Off to a Great Start! by Sahaan Sozhamannan, Program Manager TGP is excited to report the successful completion of.. Read More →

Q&A With Lauren t’Kint de Roodenbeke

In the first of our series of interviews with our athlete leaders, we sat down with Lauren t’Kint de Roodenbeke.  Lauren is a senior at.. Read More →

Q&A with New Director of Programs Jane Wallis

We at The Grassroot Project were so excited to welcome Jane Wallis, AKA J-Dub, as our new Director of Programs last month!  We sat down.. Read More →

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