Sunday - 8AM Sunday School, 10AM Worship Service | Wednesday - 7PM Small Groups
500 E. St. Johns Ave Ste 2.800
Austin, TX 78752
God has done immeasurably more than we could have ever hoped or dreamed when we began 25 years ago. At our annual Heart of a Lion celebration, we had a night full of rejoicing at all the life-change that has happened because of the faithfulness of the Lord and you.
Side by Side Kids (SBSK) is the only free, faith-based afterschool program in East Austin. We serve 300 elementary students annually in some of the most under-resourced neighborhoods, where thousands of kids have no supervision or safe place to go after the bell rings. SBSK encourages and equips our children through personalized homework help, a healthy meal, mentoring, and faith- and character-building curriculum.
Our program is privately funded with the support of individuals, churches, foundations, and businesses. 98% of our students advance to the next grade level. Side by Side Kids was the sole Texas-based recipient of the Chick-fil-A Foundation's 2016 "True Inspiration Awards," which recognizes nonprofits around the country for their impact on youth.
We are on a mission to inspire and equip kids in East Austin to be excellent students, make wise choices, and follow Christ.
To help us meet our mission, we focus on different biblical character traits such as faithfulness, compassion, and perseverance each week. Our Youth Development Leaders use a variety of teaching strategies, including physical activities, music, and art.