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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So What Now?: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The following post is written by Howard student-athletes Simone Counts ‘18 and Spencer Kelly ‘19, individual perspectives of being African-American and living in Washington, D.C... Read More →

The Inaugural Grassroots Gala

The Inaugural Grassroots Gala In September 2017, The Grassroot Project won the opportunity to partner with Hexagon – a local nonprofit organization that was founded.. Read More →

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 →

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