South Bronx United, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit youth development organization that serves more than 1,100 boys and girls each year through programs on the soccer field, in the classroom, and in the community. Founded in 2009, South Bronx United (SBU) combines academic enrichment, college prep, mentoring, leadership development, health and wellness programs, immigrant legal services, and other family and youth supports with recreational and competitive travel soccer. SBU participants range from ages 4 to 19 years old and primarily come from low-income, immigrant families. The SBU Academy, the organization's highest-touch program, aims to provide a path from middle school to high school to college and careers. Within the past five years, 100 percent of SBU Academy seniors have graduated high school and 95 percent have enrolled in college.
South Bronx United was recognized by the U.S. Soccer Foundation as the 2018 Urban Soccer Symposium Impact Award recipient and has been featured in many prominent press outlets including Sports Illustrated, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo, the Chicago Tribune, NPR, New York Daily News, ABC News, NBC News, Al Jazeera, MLSsoccer.com, and others.
Hear how SOUTH BRONX UNITED HELPED ANAYELI ADJUST TO LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES.
See how MOHAMED excels at college thanks to South Bronx United.
The SBU Supporters Club aims to create a positive social community for all the members who actively dedicate their time to furthering the mission of South Bronx United. Supporters Club members include volunteers, tutors, coaches, staff, and donors who directly or indirectly support South Bronx United’s programs that aim to use soccer for social change through activities promoting educational achievement, health and wellness, character development, and immigrant services.
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