Building Scholars
South Bronx United provides academic support to help students succeed in school, graduate high school, and earn a college degree. Programming includes academic tutoring, SAT prep, guidance counseling, college prep mentoring, campus visits, high school placement sessions, ESL tutoring, and summer courses during after school, evening, and school breaks.
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The SBU Academy
South Bronx United leverages soccer to unite a diverse group of youth: 95 percent of the boys and girls in the SBU Academy are from first generation, immigrant families. While everyone comes for soccer, the key components of the Academy are the educational supports, mentoring, and social services that combine to ensure youth achieve success on and off the field. [Photo by Adolfo Lee]
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City Showcase
South Bronx United partners with Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC) to host the annual City Showcase: a soccer tournament and student-athlete symposium, with an emphasis on reaching urban and minority high school students who are underrepresented in higher education. The Tournament increases exposure to college recruitment and provides competitive games for club soccer teams from across the region. The Symposium provides an informational panel and workshops to students around college access, admissions, soccer recruitment, and more. April 2-4, 2015: cityshowcasetournament.org
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Empowering Girls Through Soccer
Athletic participation among girls in the South Bronx lags far behind that of boys. Even among families of Latino, African, and Caribbean heritages where soccer is an integral cultural activity, girls are far less likely to play. At South Bronx United, 25 percent of youth participants are female. Our goal is to bring soccer to more inner-city and immigrant girls and to provide programming that empowers girls to succeed on the field and in the classroom and to strive for any career that interests them.
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Building Leaders
Coaches, tutors, teachers, and other volunteers along with staff serve as mentors to help youth develop character skills for life, including teamwork, leadership, and personal responsibility.
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Recreational Soccer Program
Every season, over 400 boys and girls participate in South Bronx United's Recreational Soccer Program. Trainings and games are held on Saturdays in the Fall and Spring for boys and girls, ages 4 through 16. Learn more.
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Supporting Youth and Families
South Bronx United supports youth and families on and off the field, through a variety of social services including immigration supports, counseling, and referrals for health and legal services and through programming that develops the whole individual. To the youth, South Bronx United is family. [Photo by Starry Eyed Productions]
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PREPARING FOR COLLEGE
Since 2011, 100 percent of SBU Academy seniors have graduated high school. 93 percent have matriculated into college. That is the power of soccer for social change.
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NEWS and UPDATES

The 2015 City Showcase Tournament & Symposium: April 2-4

U15-U19 boys and girls teams and college coaches can now register to attend the 2015 City Showcase Tournament and Symposium, hosted by South Bronx United and Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC). The event is open to teams across the city, state, and region, with an emphasis on reaching urban and minority high school students who are underrepresented in higher education. In addition to tournament games, the Symposium provides an informational evening around college access, admissions, soccer recruitment, and more. Visit cityshowcasetournament....

sbUNITED! Blog: "An SBU Family becomes NEAC Champions"

Alumnus Jeffrey Hado writes about his transition from South Bronx United to Morrisville State College where he is currently working towards a degree in Business Administration and competes on the men's soccer team. He is far from alone in making the transition from SBU to Morrisville, however.... Read the newest blog post, an Alumni Spotlight.

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sbUNITED! Blog: "My First Semester of College"

SBU Alumnus and Rochester Institute of Technology Freshman Guibel Marino is featured in our Alumni Spotlight, sharing experiences from her first semester in college with a letter to high school seniors. Read the letter on the SBU blog.

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New York City FC & Cityzens Giving Supports SBU Community Soccer and Health Programs

South Bronx United was selected as a featured charity project of the City in the Community Cityzens Giving initiative. New York City FC season ticket holders, as well as Manchester City fans, can directly support the South Bronx-New York project by investing dollars provided by the professional clubs. Watch the video which features two SBU Youth Council members, Jeffrey and Kalifalah.

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In the Press: A Teen from the Congo Finds a New Home...

Sports Illustrated featured the story of SBU and U19 player Bakary. Read the article: A Teen from the Congo Finds a New Home on a South Bronx Soccer Team

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4th Annual Benefit raises $54,000 for Youth Programs

South Bronx United held its 4th Annual Benefit at the Midtown Loft and Terrace in New York City on Tuesday, November 11th, raising $54,000 in net proceeds. 100% of the funds raised will go towards sustaining and expanding the nonprofit organization's youth development programs that combine soccer with mentoring, academic enrichment, college prep, leadership development, and support services. Read More.

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