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

We are a team of more than 900 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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Training Report from Athlete Natalie Clark

This year’s Day 3 of A2C training was made so much more special by the guests we were lucky enough to have there!  Ms. Kevon.. Read More →

Consent: Not Just a College Problem

The first time many young people will hear about consent is their freshman year of college. Sitting in a large, over air-conditioned auditorium, students may.. Read More →

Introducing Our New GHC Fellow, Emma Sell-Goodhand!

A little bit about Emma… Emma Sell-Goodhand was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. She completed her undergraduate studies at UNC-Asheville, where she majored.. Read More →

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