Monthly Archives : January 2012

WASHINGTON POST: Local athletes teach middle-schoolers about HIV through The Grassroot Project

In a classroom at Walker Jones Educational Center, four Howard track athletes, a George Washington soccer player and a former all-American sprinter from Georgetown push tiny desks and chairs against the walls to create a playground for the afternoon’s game.

It’s called HIV Attacks!

And it starts with 12-year-old Natia Bland, who has volunteered to play the Human, standing in the center of a circle surrounded by nine middle-school classmates who pick whatever Germ or Disease they want to be. Continue Reading