South Bronx United believes that athletics, mentoring, and academic support services are critical to the physical health, mental health, and overall development of New York City's young people. These benefits are no less critical during a pandemic when youth are more isolated than ever and facing a growing educational divide based on geography, race, and socioeconomic status. Without in-person opportunities, these programs and services cannot support youth to the full extent necessary. On August 15th, South Bronx United will begin #SBURestart, a phased reopening plan to resume competitive and community soccer programs and in-person educational and college prep programming. The plan is guided by five principles, the first of which is the health and safety of our community, including youth participants, families, staff, and volunteers. The other principles include participant choice and flexibility, strong programming and services, socio-emotional support and compassion, and the SBU Values (Show Commitment, Bring Integrity, Unite Our Community). SBU's Reopening and Safety Plan is available for public review.