May 01, 2017
BENEFITING: South Bronx United Inc
ORGANIZER: South Bronx United Inc
South Bronx United Inc wrote -
South Bronx United is a youth development organization born from the idea that an engaging out of school program combined with a strong mentorship component would keep community youth off the streets and on the path towards college and careers. Within the South Bronx’s substantial immigrant community, soccer can be a particularly powerful catalyst across languages, cultures, and generations. Since 2009, we have had an incredible amount success with students in SBU Academy, combining academics and college prep with competitive travel soccer opportunities.
Last year, 100% of students SBU Academy graduated from high school, 37 students went on to college, and 52 immigration cases were managed, which led to 11 students obtaining green cards!
Every day, SBU works towards its mission of helping at-risk and immigrant youth build character, teamwork, and leadership skills so that they can achieve success in high school, college, their careers and communities, and beyond.
Last year, we surpassed 1000 kids in all SBU programs. Help us reach 1000 more!