The Character Development Program helps youth build strong character, leadership, and teamwork. These qualities are developed in the travel teams through pre-season orientation, season-ending ceremonies, conflict resolution workshops, and day-to-day interactions.
High school and middle school youth complete service within the organization including serving as youth intern with the South Bronx United Recreational Program, youth referees, assistant coaches, and peer tutors. Youth also participate in additional service events.
Youth participate in conflict resolution workshops.
South Bronx United strives to prepare youth for future careers. Career Preparation activities include providing opportunities for youth to intern and complete community service, participation in career days, and job and internship placement when possible. In the summer of 2010, South Bronx United place nine students in paid internships at the EdLab at Columbia University Teacher College. Read blogs written during their summer here: