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South Bronx United

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According to the 2010 United States Census Bureau, the South Bronx is the nation’s poorest congressional district, with a 49 percent child poverty rate. It ranks in the lowest percentile for health and well-being.  


Since 2009, South Bronx United (SBU) has worked to address the needs of a diverse immigrant youth population through programming both on and off the football pitch.


SBU’s mission is to help young people build character, teamwork, leadership, and academic skills so that they can succeed in high school and beyond. The organisation works with children between the ages of 4 and 19 through their community football programmes and its SBU Academy programme.


South Bronx United bridges the gap between immigrant service organisations and out-of school youth development by combining competitive football teams with mandatory academic tutoring, college prep and college access programmes, mentoring, leadership development, counseling, immigration legal services, and other services.

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Andrew So

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“When I came to New York, there were many challenges. But a turning point came the day I found SBU. I cannot say enough about how much SBU has helped my family and me, from educational and athletic opportunities to immigration matters. I’ll be starting accounting classes in college this year.”

Anayeli Bolaños, 18
SBU Academy Class of 2016
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