Our Mission

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Help us to change lives! By donating to Side by Side Kids you are providing children with a safe place to go when the bell rings. We offer a positive environment with mentoring, tutoring, character development, a warm meal and the opportunity to play and just be a kid! Donate today and help us to impact the life of a child. DONATE


Founded in 1996, Side by Side Kids (SBSK) is a neighborhood recreational afterschool program in Austin’s St. Johns community, an area where 97% of families are economically disadvantaged. SBSK provides Austin’s only free faith-based afterschool program (Pre-K-5) through a collaboration of partners and volunteers, serving students in the public schools throughout the city of Austin. We are very proud to share that SBSK has a 98% success rate.

our mission

To inspire and equip kids in East Austin to be excellent students, make wise choices, and follow Christ.

our vision

Developing servant leaders and heroes of tomorrow.

our core values

our story

Celebrating 25 Years