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19 Dec

In 2009, Mohamed Camara, his mother, and his siblings fled the social and political unrest in Guinea, ending up in the South Bronx. Mohamed was 13 years old. Today, he is an honor roll student at Sarah Lawrence College, a two time leading scorer, a leadership award recipient, and a political science major. Mohamed was recognized in November as the 2017 SBU Annual Benefit Youth Honoree. Watch his story in SBU's 2017 Youth Impact Video: "Throughout high school, and even now in college, my coaches and mentors at South Bronx United have always been there for me..." Support the next generation of youth my contributing to SBU's year-end campaign.

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20 Nov

On November 16, 2017 at the Midtown Loft and Terrace, South Bronx United held its 7th Annual Benefit. More than 330 guests attended and the event raised $105,000, making it the organization's first ever six-figure fundraising event. South Bronx United honored Jon Patricof, the President of New York City FC. SBU Alumnus, Mohamed Camara, spoke as the youth honoree. Roger Bennett, best known as co-host of the Men in Blazers, served as Master of Ceremonies. Read more.

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02 Oct

In summer 2017 as part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, performance artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph continue his moving and passing project at South Bronx United’s Summer Soccer Scholars program. Joseph’s curriculum was piloted as a five-week course for high school students facilitated by poet and teaching artist Mahogany L. Browne. The curriculum—titled M-PACT—is based on themes borrowed from Joseph’s performance /peh-LO-tah/ and uses art and poetry to focus on contemporary social and political issues. The artist, students, and teaching artist share reflections on the program in this video. The moving and passing curriculum is also available to download. /peh-LO-tah/ shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from October 18th through October 21st.

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04 Sep

On Saturday, September 9th, SBU kids and their families will gather at Macombs Dam Park to begin the first day of the SBU’s Recreational Soccer Program and for the 4th Annual Health and Wellness Day, sponsored by Fidelis Care. The event runs from 9am - 1pm and features 18 organizations as well as soccer and fitness activities for children.

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14 Aug

New York's most unlikely football league meets every Saturday in the Bronx. Its players are minors who arrived from Central America without their parents, with no documents or money. They made the dangerous journey here with one goal in mind: to escape the violence and poverty of their homelands. Now, the 50 or so members of the "Union" league face deportation. Football acts as sort of collective therapy for them...read more here.