Tag Archives: My story

Moving and Passing: Soccer, Poetry, and Social Justice collide

Performance Artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph partnered with SBU Summer Soccer Scholars program to create Moving and Passing, an intersection of community, education, and art that enabled Bronx youth to explore themes of social justice and immigration through poetry and their passion for soccer. This project was … Continue reading

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SBU Academy Class of 2017

An update on where SBU Academy Graduates are heading off to college this Fall!  Here’s the list: Name School Commitment Precious Agyeman-Badu University of Albany Ramel Anderson SUNY Cobleksill Evans Asamoah SUNY Plattsburgh Gnim Bazim Kenyon College Derrick Cordova College of … Continue reading

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Gnim Bazim: Where is He Now?

Gnim Bazim has been part of South Bronx United for six years, joining the organization as a 12-year old. With the help of our Director of College Placement and Alumni, Tom DeMaio, Gnim is currently a senior at Mercersburg Boarding School in Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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SBU Alumnus Beaufils Kimpolo: South Bronx United is Home

South Bronx United to me has been more than just a soccer club. Unlike many other soccer clubs throughout New York City, SBU has helped me improve my academic performances all throughout high school, especially when it came to English … Continue reading

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Young and Muslim

It is Monday morning at 4:30 am and the sun is hardly up.  But, if you are a dedicated Muslim, you’ve already risen to take your morning ablution and prayer, and gone back to bed.  If you are a dedicated Muslim … Continue reading

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4th Annual Benefit Raises $54,000 for South Bronx United Youth Programs

BRONX, NY – South Bronx United held its 4th Annual Benefit at the Midtown Loft and Terrace in New York City on Tuesday, November 11th, raising $54,000 in net proceeds.  100% of the funds raised will go towards sustaining and … Continue reading

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My First Season with SBU!

My name is Angel Reyes.  I am 12 years old.  I am in 7th grade.  I am an Mexican-American.  I was born in the United States but my parents are from Mexico.  I have lived in the Bronx since I … Continue reading

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My First Year with SBU

My name is Michael Oyenuga. I am 17 years old. I was born in Lagos, Nigeria located in West Africa. I migrated to the United States when I was 15 years old in 2010. I attend Bronx Leadership Academy High … Continue reading

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A Better Season

By Bakary Bagayoko, 14 During the season, almost every Saturday and Sunday South Bronx United U 14 boys have games. This is the team that started this year. I’m happy to make the traveling team this year because last summer I was … Continue reading

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Alumni Spotlight: Mike Pena, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

It has now been almost a month since I arrived at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), a college in the city of Troy in upstate New York and I feel very happy about my college decision.  I graduated in June from … Continue reading

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