Tag Archives: My story

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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Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Oduro

Daniel Oduro joined the South Bronx United U19 team in 2010 shortly after arriving in the Bronx from Ghana.  Soccer was his passion and he couldn’t go a day without playing.  On the field, his strength and skill immediately caught … Continue reading

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