PO Box 712
Norwich, VT 05055
Description of Organization:
Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. Adolescents are being left behind in the fight against disease and other critical health challenges. Unlike childhood mortality which has improved 80% in the past 50 years, adolescent mortality hasn’t budged. Preventable diseases like HIV, and complications from pregnancies continue to be the leading causes of death among adolescents. There is a tremendous opportunity to improve the world’s health by promoting healthy practices during adolescence, and taking steps to better protect young people from health risks. To date, we have graduated over 2,000,000 at-risk youth through our programs in over 50 countries. Every $25 raised gives one at-risk youth access to Grassroot Soccer’s award-winning adolescent health programming and our Caring Coaches who change lives every day!
Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
For your mitzvah project, you have a number of options and we can support you with all of them!
1. Organize a 3v3 PickUp soccer event at your school or in your community – this should be a low-key, fun, event, open to soccer players and non-soccer players (we have lots of ideas on this and lots of support – banners, t-shirts, stickers!);
2. Talk to your soccer club or school team to dedicate a game as a “Charity Game” to raise funds for Grassroot Soccer (again, we can guide you on this!);
3. Run an endurance event (such as a 5k) to raise funds for Grassroot Soccer (a recent bar mitzvah did this and raised enough to send 70 kids through our programs!);
4. Get a group of friends together for any activity that is fun for you and ask for donations from friends and family to support Grassroot Soccer;
5. Anything else that energizes you (one recent bat mitzvah designed a t-shirt and sold them to friends and family, raising enough to send 60 kids through our programs!)!
Minimum Age to Volunteer:
Offer family volunteer opportunities?