ANNUAL REPORT BUILDING LEADERS AND SCHOLARS THROUGH SOCCER
Board of Directors, Junior Board Mission and Vision Letter from Executive Director 2012 Events Timeline Programs and Services Youth Development Program Outcomes Youth Profiles 2012 Graduates 2012 SBU College Scholarship Recipients Travel Team Profiles Financial Summary Supporters Volunteers Summer Soccer Scholars Team SBU
“Being part of this team has opened me to a diversity of cultures and languages as my teammates represent 12 different nationalities and speak well around 15 languages. It has also helped me improve both my writing and speaking of English as I didn’t speak a single English word when I first came. SBU is like a family for me, it turned me from being a boy to a responsible and disciplined young man.”
Kafoumba Doumbia, 18, SBU 93 Sonics
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS, JUNIOR BOARD Board of Directors
Dave Hahn, CHAIR Two Sigma Investments
Kevin Adamson-Jackes Chillingsworth and Co.
R. Derek McKechnie*, SECRETARY Lucas Group
Felipe Osorio GlobeOp Financial Services
Brian Samuels, TREASURER
Jos Prikazksy PIMCO
Stephen J. Burnstin, VICE CHAIR Wilson, Elser, LLP John Assadi Assadi & Milstein, LLP Cathy Casey i.e. Design Events Juan Cervantes Learning Disabilities Support Center of New York Lucas Nathan Town Real Estate Andrew So, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Stephanie So ShopBop Italo Zanzi* AS Roma
*New for 2012-2013
James Ruth CitiGroup Pranav Sawjiany Morgan Stanley Alberto Silva Morgan Stanley Chris Schonberger Complex Mag
MISSION AND VISION
Our mission is to use soccer as a tool for social change.
Since 2009, South Bronx United has enriched the lives of
We aim to help youth build character, teamwork, and
community youth. The organization has grown from just 16
leadership so that they can succeed in high school,
boys in the first season into a community of nearly 600 girls
college, careers, the greater community and beyond.
and boys, ages 4-19, and over 100 dedicated volunteers,
We strive to promote educational achievement, health
participating in soccer, education, college prep, and youth
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
Our vision is to provide a pathway to college for middle and
community toward common positive goals.
high school youth, to be a resource for immigrant youth and their families, and to contribute to the revitalization of the South Bronx.
Please explore the following pages to learn what South Bronx United has accomplished in 2012.
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Since South Bronx Unitedâ€™s inception four years ago, we have
We are still laying the foundation for the future, and I have no
experienced yearly growth in youth enrollment, in breadth and
doubt that the next year will show our most significant growth
depth of services, in staff, and in fundraising. Most importantly
to date. Already we have brought two AmeriCorps members
our youth have achieved outstanding results that demonstrated
onto our team; we are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters
the impact of our programs and services. I plan to say this
of NYC and the Inwood House; and, thanks to new grants, we
every year, but 2012 was our biggest year yet. Every high
will soon be introducing a full-time Social Worker to strengthen
school senior in our travel soccer and youth development
our youth programs and school and family connections.
program graduated high school, and 93% of them have
Still, we must continue to build partnerships and attract new
matriculated in college. To ensure our youth stay in school
supporters in order to realize our vision of being a community
and prepare for college and for life, we provided an array of
resource that provides comprehensive support to South Bronx
services beyond the soccer field, including academic tutoring,
youth and their families. We have no choice but to push forward
college awareness, leadership development, and social service
in our efforts to meet the needs of South Bronx youth so that
supports. We tailored our services to meet the needs of the
they can gain access to the same opportunities available to
particular families and youth who come to us, including the
their peers across the county.
support of immigrant families who make up the majority of our constituents.
In the following pages, you will read how a small but dedicated staff and 125 volunteers has enabled South Bronx United to serve nearly 600 children between the ages of 4 and 19. Through individual stories, including those of our 2012 college scholarship recipients, you will hear how the relationships cultivated between youth and their coaches and mentors have positively impacted their lives. Through our programming chart, you will learn how each program component combines to provide the support our youth need. Through our yearend outcomes, you will see how we help youth develop into exemplary scholar athletes.
Andrew So, Executive Director
2012 EVENTS TIMELINE
SAT PREP BEGINS
3RD ANNUAL SBU COLLEGE SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT
GRADUATES VS. STAFF MATCH
TWO SBU YOUTH FLY TO OREGON FOR NIKE’S THE CHANCE FINALS
SBU AWARDS THREE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
SBU SHOOTING STARS, SECOND SBU GIRLS TEAM, TAKES THE FIELD
REC PROGRAM ENTERS 5TH SEASON
SEASON ENDS WITH CITY CUP TROPHY
SUMMER SOCCER SCHOLARS
SBU 2ND ANNUAL BENEFIT
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
ELEMENTARY 4-10 YEARS
MIDDLE SCHOOL 10-14 YEARS
HIGH SCHOOL 14-19 YEARS
Promoting Learning _________________________________ • Literacy Day
Instilling Academic Priorities _________________________________ • After School Tutoring Program • 8th Grade: High School application counseling • English language learning support • Summer Soccer Scholars Program • Report Card and attendance tracking
Preparing for Life-Long Learning _________________________________ • After School Tutoring • Regents Prep support • Summer Soccer Scholars Program • Report Card and attendance tracking
Early College Awareness _________________________________ • Coaches discuss college background
Building College Expectations _________________________________ • College Campus Visits • Soccer clinics lead by college programs
Preparing for College _________________________________ • College Prep Nights • College Prep Workshop • SAT Prep Course (Juniors) • College Campus Visits • Senior Mentors/Application Assistance
LEADERSHIP AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
Leaders on the Field _________________________________ • Learning to be leaders and displaying good character on the soccer field
Leaders in the Program _________________________________ • Leadership roles on the field • Mentoring through coaches and staff • Life Skills Workshops • Community Service Opportunities • Career Awareness
Leaders in Life ________________________________ • Youth-led leadership events • Community Service Emphasis • Mentoring • Life Skills Workshops • Opportunities for Employment • Career Awareness
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Growing Bodies and Minds _________________________________ • Learning healthy nutrition and eating • Staying active • Health awareness day
Maintaining Healthy Bodies and Minds _________________________________ • Learning healthy nutrition and fitness • Teen Health Workshop with the Inwood House
Preparing for Adulthood _________________________________ • Attending Health Forums • Teen Health Workshop with the Inwood House
Having Fun _________________________________
Learning to Train _________________________________
Training to Compete _________________________________
• Recreational Soccer • Soccer for Success After school Program
• Travel Soccer • Recreational Soccer • Soccer for Success After school Program
• Travel Soccer • Recreational Soccer
SUMMER SOCCER SCHOLARS South Bronx United's Summer Soccer Scholars program is a free four-week full day program that provides 70 middle and high school youth with engaging academic workshops, a teen health education curriculum facilitated by the Inwood House, and health fitness and soccer training. College students intern as teachers and mentors. Weekly field trips have included visits to the American Museum of Natural History, Coney Island, Bear Mountain State Park, Adelphi University, Red Bull Arena, and Six Flags Great Adventure.
2012 PROGRAM INTERNS
Jamie Canton, Hunter College School of Public Health Cameron Hunter, Dartmouth College Eniola Alawoya, SUNY Oswego Josephine Biempka, Howard University Amanda Cohen, Hamilton College Shaniqua Williams, Ithaca College Hope Ghazala, St. Francis College Manar Swaby, Washington University in St. Louis Cleo Palmer-Poroner, University of California at Berkeley Sharaf Islam, Baruch College Sheena Yuen, Vassar College Tamar Glattstein, Barnard College
â€œI learned a lot about teaching and working with children. I hope that I can continue to fight educational inequity and show students the importance of a quality education.â€? Amanda Cohen, Summer Soccer Scholars Intern
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OUTCOMES College Prep Outcomes
100% 93% 33
GRADUATION RATE OF 2012 HS SENIORS
OF 2012 GRADUATES ENROLLED IN COLLEGE
SBU ALUMNI IN COLLEGE TO DATE
Compared to... In New York City,
of African-American and Hispanic boys graduate in four years.
4-year graduation rate of public schools in the South Bronx.
Source: Schott Foundation for Public Education
Source: NYC Department of Education
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OUTCOMES Academic Performance Outcomes
OF STUDENTS HAD SCHOOL ATTENDANCE RATES OVER 90 PERCENT
OF THOSE WHO HAD ATTENDANCE RATES BELOW 90 PERCENT IN THE FIRST SEMESTER, IMPROVED TO ABOVE 90 PERCENT FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER
OF STUDENTS WERE PROMOTED TO THE NEXT GRADE
RETENTION RATE WITHIN THE YEAR
RETENTION RATE FROM 2011-2012 TO 2012-2013
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OUTCOMES 2011-2012 By the Numbers
5 successful referrals for immigration services provided by SBU.
596 Total Youth Served, ages 4-19.
513 hours of tutoring provided during the school year, both after school and on winter Sunday, for an average of 12 students per day.
25 high school juniors took a 6-week SAT prep course including 18 hours of instruction and 25 hours of practice testing.
48 weeks of programming during the year.
24 weeks of the U.S. Soccer Foundationâ€™s Soccer for Success after school program providing physical activity and health and nutrition components three days a week for 74 children.
38 total teams in Recreational and Travel Soccer.
125 volunteers served in various capacities including tutors, coaches, and mentors.
5 high school students attended the NYC Leaders to Leaders Youth Summit.
“I had the great experience of meeting new people from different cultures.” Crystal Balvuena, 13, SBU Shooting Stars “South Bronx United has been a fantastic experience. It has developed my character and I have become more open-minded. Being part of the girls team has taught me to become a team player and has enabled me to work cooperatively with others. During the summer, I attended the Summer Soccer Scholars program and I had the great experience of meeting new people from different cultures. During the program I took several classes, one of which was Speech and Debate. In that class, we learned to express our thoughts and opinions without having to worry about the reaction of others. Also, we learned to consider both sides of an argument or opinion. South Bronx United is not only a soccer club but a program that develops character which allows us to succeed in our education, lives, and beyond.”
“If it wasn’t for SBU, I might have joined a gang.” Mingoro “Papi” Fanny, 17, SBU 93 Sonics “Joining SBU has had a big impact on my life. If it wasn’t for SBU, I might have joined a gang. SBU kept me off the streets and helped me become a better person by helping me with schoolwork and also with life morals. All my four years with SBU I can truly say that I am now more aware and prepared on what my future holds.”
“I’ve always had averages in the 70s but I now have an 87% average.” Kevin Flores, 15, SBU 97 Strikers “I was only 12 when I joined South Bronx United. It has been and still is a great experience for me. It has helped me become a better player and also a better person. Now I have more discipline and I’m more responsible. It has also helped me academically especially with the after school tutoring program. I’ve always had averages in the 70s but I now have an 87% average in my first year in high school.
Khalil Abubakar Omar Alkasimi
College of Staten Island Queensborough Community College
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Bazoumana Coulibaly Delmy Del Cid Alpha Diallo Hassimiou Diallo Jeffrey Hado Awudu Musah Karim Ouedraogo Yaw Owusu Michael Peña Kebba Sanneh
SUNY Institute of Technology Bryant Stratton College Fulton Montgomery Community College Borough of Manhattan Community College Morrisville State College LaGuardia Community College Morrisville State College
“South Bronx United is the only club
University of Delaware
soccer program where you don’t have
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
to pay to play and you get much more
Borough of Manhattan Community College
than just soccer.” Christopher Zamora, 16, SBU 95 Blue Devils
2012 SBU COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS “If there is one lesson that SBU has taught me, it is to learn how to give back…. SBU simply taught me how to give more.” Bazoumana Coulibaly, better known as Bazo, now attends the SUNY Institute of Technology, where he is deciding between mechanical engineering or business management and also plays soccer. He maintained a 3.5 GPA while attending Marble Hill High School for International Studies at the John F. Kennedy High School Campus in the Bronx. Bazo has been a member of South Bronx United since 2009 when he joined the first Under-16 Boys team. He accepted a $1,200 scholarship to apply towards college expenses.
“The South Bronx United Scholarship will work as a lifesaver and help me afford the cost of education.” Mike Peña received a $2,400 scholarship to assist in his tuition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. Mike chose RPI over New York University for its technology focus and for the opportunity to live away from home. He maintained a 4.0 GPA at University Heights High School in the South Bronx after having moved from Ecuador just two years ago. He has played with both the recreational and the travel program since 2010, starring on the SBU 94 Spartans last year until he tore his ACL. He is nearing full recovery and is looking forward to joining RPI’s men’s soccer team.
“South Bronx United brought my dreams of going to college back to life.” Kebba Sanneh, 20, endured many hardships to even reach the point where college was a possibility. He has lived on his own since he was 16, graduating high school near Atlanta before moving to the Bronx. With no support from his family in Gambia, Kebba worked long hours to save money to attend college. During that time he continued to study and became involved with South Bronx United. He played for the U19 Golden Eagles in 2010-2011 and volunteered at the recreational program and after school tutoring program. Kebba will receive a $2,400 scholarship to help cover the costs of his first year at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He studies computer science and plans to transfer to a four-year college next year.
TRAVEL TEAM PROFILES 2011-2012 SBU RISING STARS Head Coach: Maria Gama Assistant Coach: Jose Lopez
SBU 99 LA FURIA AZUL Coach: Ajani Clunie Coach: Allan Lazarovici
SBU 97 STRIKERS Head Coach: Andrew So Assistant Coach: Jos Prikazsky Assistant Coach: Jim Hertzberg
SBU 95 BLUE DEVILS Head Coach: Andrew So Assistant Coach: Tenzin Yeshay Assistant Coach: Jaime Lopez Gopar
SBU 94 SPARTANS Head Coach: Kimani Calnek
SBU 93 SONICS Head Coach: George Nantwi Assistant Coach: Phil Traversa
Graph 1 Financial Comparison 200000 Net Assets
Liabilities 150000 Assets
FY2012 (July 1, 2011 â€“ June 30, 2012)
Total Revenue: $57,608 Total Expenses: $52,148
Total Revenue: $115,719 Total Expenses: $99,961
Total Revenue: $164,603 Total Expenses: $168,438
Total Assets: $8,539 Total Liabilities: $621 Net Assets: $918
Total Assets: $32,295 Total Liabilities: $9,525 Net Assets: $22,769
Total Assets: $29,090 Total Liabilities: $10,156 Net Assets: $18,934
Travel Soccer: $50,244 Educational Program: $35,321 Recreational Soccer: $27,051 Developmental Soccer: $8,093 Leadership and Other: $496 Administration: $29,193 Fundraising: $18,040
Foundation Support: $43,725 Fundraising Events: $41,799 Corporate Support: $30,147 Individual Support: $11,600 Government Support: $3,500 Program Service Revenue: $33,472 Other: $360
SUPPORTERS, FY2012 The following individuals, corporations, and foundations made South Bronx United’s programs possible by providing support for South Bronx United in 2011-2012. We are very grateful for their investment in the South Bronx community and youth!
$10,000 and up
Sports Foundation, Inc.
The Moriah Fund
New Yankee Stadium
Susan A. and Donald P. Babson
John Galante, Jr.
Community Benefits Fund
$500 to $999
$5,000 to $9,999
Ardsley High School
Claudio Reyna Foundation
Al and Florence Cheung
Estee Lauder Companies
City Parks Foundation
i.e. Design Events
Susan and Ronald Hahn
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
William E. Simon Foundation
Michael and Kathy Siebers
$1,000 to $4,999
Amy and Stephen Sills
Edward and Noreen Zimmerman
and Alejandra Echeverria
Andrew and Stephanie So
New York Red Bulls U.S. Soccer Foundation
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Matching Grant
$100 to $499
Susan and Yuen Tat So
Support Center of New York
Bronx County Bar Association
Assadi and Milstein, LLC
Studio Cake LLC
Peggy and Richard Greenawalt
Horace Mann School
Jane and Eric Nathan
Tiffany and Company
Mia Hamm Foundation
Robert and Daisy Clements
Office of City Council Member
Antonia and Emil Cohill
Helen Diane Foster &
New York City Department
of Youth and Community
Katherine and Tony Pazakis
The Philanthropic Initiative
Christine Chen and
Joan Yarnall Ma
$99 and below
Kaku Armah and Cynthia So
Jan Schwartz and Bob Baden
Richard and Diane Stabile
Prime Produce Limited
Rafael Zapparoli Goncalves
Michael and Barbara Riegler
92nd Street Y
New York Yankees
Hostos Community College
Steve Nash Foundation
Ted Muehling Jewlery
The Metropolitan Opera
U.S. Soccer Foundation
The Gleason Family
New York Red Bulls
Volunteers include coaches, tutors, mentors, coordinators, administrative support, and everyone else who helped make our programs a success during 2011-2012.
Kevin Adamson Jackes
Jaime Lopez Gopar
“As a member of the club I have felt like we’re all a big family reaching one goal: to be successful in life. SBU has changed my and many others life’s on and off the field.” Brandon Hernandez, 14
ANDREW SO Executive Director
CARLOS BHANJI Director of Operations
OLIVIA LANGSTON Special Events Coordinator
MAYA PASINI AmeriCorps VISTA Development Associate
JAMAAL HARMON AmeriCorps Coach Across America
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South Bronx United 2011-2012 Annual Report