South Bronx United Programming Continuum

140 Youth Served
Boys and Girls, Ages 11-19

The SBU Academy provides a pathway from middle school to high school to college for South Bronx and particularly immigrant youth. The program combines competitive travel soccer with academic enrichment, college prep, mentoring, leadership development, immigrant legal services, and other support services. Youth in the program are required to participate in both soccer and academic programming and commit at least 10 hours per week during the school year to the program. During the summer most participants attend the 5-week Summer Soccer Scholars program.


550 youth served
Boys and Girls, Ages 4-16
The Recreational Soccer Program is open to all children regardless of ability to participate in Fall and Spring soccers seasons, including trainings and games. The annual SBU Literacy Day and the Bronx Field Day & Health and Wellness Fair are held in conjunction with this program. The program is affiliated with the East New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), and US Youth Soccer.


150 youth served
Boys and Girls, Ages 7-10
The SBU City in the Community Program is a partnership with New York City FC and the City Football Foundation. There are two components to the program. SBU partners with two elementary schools, The Melrose School (PS 29) and The Shakespeare School (PS 199), to provide afterschool soccer and health and nutrition education for 3rd through 5th graders. Second, the Community Soccer Program is held every Saturday to provide an opportunity for more community youth to play soccer.


30 youth served
Boys and Girls, Ages 15 and up
The Terra Firma program is a collaboration between South Bronx United, Catholic Charities of New York City, and the South Bronx Health Center to provide unaccompanied immigrant minors with legal supports, social, emotional, and health services, and a recreational outlet.


South Bronx United is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), allowing designated SBU staff to practice immigration law and represent youth, families, and the community in proceedings before Immigration Court and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). . SBU primarily manages immigration cases and provides information session on relevant immigrant issues to youth and families in other SBU programs. This helps youth on the path towards college, careers, and community contributions and helps families provide a better life for their children.