"The master in the ART of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion" -- James Michener

Friday, May 20, 2011

Chase Community Giving Contest Vote for Grassroot Soccer

Vote for GRS to win $500,000: http://bit.ly/eJtKKq


IN WORDS
Grassroot Soccer (GRS) uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV. We conduct HIV prevention and life skills interventions in over 15 countries, to provide youth with the knowledge, skills, and support to live healthier lives. GRS has graduated 400,000 youth worldwide. In response to overwhelming research promoting the value of girls’ participation in sport, coupled with the need for effective HIV prevention, GRS launched Skillz Street in South Africa in 2010. This girl-centered initiative creates a safe space for adolescent girls to play soccer, take action in their community, and have vital conversations about HIV and AIDS. Our Big Idea is to implement Skillz Street in locations throughout South Africa in 2011. In 2012, GRS will bring this innovative program to scale by sharing it with our global partners, enabling us to reach girls around the world.

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