In 2009, after learning that DC had the highest HIV rate in the country, a Georgetown varsity athlete decided to recruit and train his peers – NCAA student-athletes – to deliver sexual health education at area schools. And Grassroots Health was born. In under a decade, more than 1,500 athletes have provided more than 50,000 hours of free sexual health education to 5,000 low-income DC teens. Three programs aim to significantly improve students’ health outcomes: an 8-week school health education program delivered during health and PE classes; a two-session parent workshop focused on improving communication about sexual health within families; and a community health fair that directly links students and families to health service providers. The athletes who provide their services at no cost are people to whom kids look up – and listen. You can spread the word too.

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Budget (FY2013)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for Grassroots Health is: Less than $500k

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