Skillz Health Initiative utilizes soccer-based interventions to strengthen sustainable combination HIV prevention programs in at-risk South African communities. This one-year partnership between USAID and Grassroots Soccer (GRS) has a total programmable funding of $913,077. Though implementation began in March, this partnership is funded using USAID FY 2010 pipeline funds and financing from the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Under the partnership, GRS expands its innovative program by utilizing soccer to deliver essential HIV prevention messages to the youth, facilitating access to HIV counseling and testing, and other vital services. GRS will engage with its private and public sector partners to ensure measurable impact on HIV-related knowledge, access to services, and ultimately, reduction in HIV infection rates within its target audience. In 2012, through the Skillz Health Initiative, GRS intends to benefit 32,000 at-risk youth in five provinces.