The mission of the Team Up campaign is to unite youth in the global battle against HIV/ AIDS. Using an effective, sports-based curriculum, Team Up will facilitate a cultural exchange between middle school aged children in Washington, DC and Soweto, South Africa.

The Grassroot curriculum has proven to be effective in significantly reducing sexual risk behavior, decreasing stigma, and improving students’ HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, communication, and decision-making. The Team Up campaign will bring these aims to the global battle against HIV/ AIDS during the 2010 World Cup.