On February 7, 2009, the first group of South Bronx United (SBU) youth took the field. Beginning with one travel team of 16 boys, SBU has grown to serve more than 1,100 boys and girls annually. In 2019, we will serve more youth than ever before. Our programs will reach children as young as four years old and provide support services that continue for many young people into their early twenties. SBU will have managed more than 180 immigration legal services cases. In the past six years, 100% of SBU Academy seniors have gone on to graduate high school and 94% have enrolled in college. The college readiness rate of our graduates is nearly three-times higher than the district average. 167 young adults call themselves SBU Academy alumni. More than 300 volunteers, coaches, staff, and board members will make this work possible on a daily basis.
South Bronx United continues to use soccer as a vehicle for social change and it’s holistic programs and services aim to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership skills so that they can achieve success in high school, college, their careers and communities, and beyond. SBU strives to promote educational achievement, health and wellness, and character development through activities on and off the soccer field and to unite a diverse group of individuals from an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals.
Celebrate our 10th Anniversary by donating $10 or more today!
Here are some ways your dollars have an impact:
$5,000: Sponsor an SBU Academy soccer team
$2,500: Stipends for teachers in the SBU Summer Soccer Scholars program.
$1,000: A College Visit for 40 high school students.
$500: A Mentoring event for one SBU Academy team.
$250: Uniforms for a Recreational Soccer Team for one year.
$100: Equipment and uniform costs for a Scholar Athlete.
$50: Cost of holding one hour of Immigration Legal Services screenings.
$10: Put a soccer ball or a book in front of a child.
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