BRONX, NY – South Bronx United will be holding its fourth annual Literacy Day on Saturday, May 3rd. The event is held in conjunction with the South Bronx United Recreational Soccer Program that serves 430 boys and girls, between the ages of 4 and 16.
Read-aloud circles will be held between 9am and 12pm. Children ages 4 to 10 sit with their soccer teams and listen to soccer-related stories. The circles will be conducted by coaches and by high school students who are part of the SBU Academy and compete on South Bronx United’s travel soccer teams. This year’s featured books will come from the World Soccer Legends Series, the first series of books for young readers about the world’s leading soccer players and teams. The books will be featured during the read-aloud circles and awarded to select youth to take home free. Books from the series have been generously donated by Abbeville Press. Previous featured books have included The Wild Soccer Bunch (Sole Books), Mia Hamm’s Winner’s Never Quit, and Jolly Blast: Soccer, a Universal Sport.
In addition to the reading circles, older students will engage in article discussion groups and hundreds of free children and adult books will be distributed free to children and parents, courtesy of donors including Girl Scout Troop 1532 Heart of the Hudson. South Bronx United is still collecting books to give back to children. Last year over 500 books were donated to South Bronx children and families.
If you have books you can donate, please bring to Macombs Dam Field (across from Yankee Stadium, map to 1 E 161st Street, Bronx, NY 10451) on Saturday, April 26th between 9am and 2pm, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 404-9281.
South Bronx United is a nonprofit youth development organization serving nearly 600 boys and girls in the community through education, mentoring, leadership development, and soccer programs. Using soccer as a vehicle for social change, South Bronx United helps youth build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond. The organization strives to promote educational achievement, health and wellness, and character development through activities on and off the soccer field and to unite a diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals. For more information, please visit www.southbronxunited.org.