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She learned her ABCs!

by: Anna Claire Minter

04/29/2021

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One of our students started the semester not being able to name letters, but after weeks of practicing with her Youth Development Leader, she now proudly sings the ABCs to anyone she can and her reading is continuing to improve. What a joy it is to have a front seat to watch our kids grow!
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SBSK Named Partner of the Year

by: Anna Claire Minter

04/27/2021

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We are humbled to share that T.A. Brown and Houston Elementary chose Side by Side Kids as one of their Partners of the Year for 2020-2021! It is a joy to partner with schools that are equally passionate about educating and empowering students as we are.

Learn more at https://www.austinisd.org/announcements/2021/04/16/celebrating-2020-21-volunteer-year...
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National Volunteer Week

by: Anna Claire Minter

04/20/2021

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This week is National Volunteer Week and we want to thank each and every one of our volunteers who show up and make our program possible! Thank you  for sharing your time, talent, and resources with our kids and building up the next generation of leaders.


What you're doing matters and is creating lasting change in our community. You are the pulse behind Side by Side Kids and we truly could not serve kids without you!



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He is risen!

by: Anna Claire Minter

04/05/2021

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With help from our friends at Celebration Church, we celebrated Easter with eggs, candy, and reading about how Jesus buried our sin with Him when He died and rose again. We are praying for our kids to more deeply experience the joy and freedom found in being chosen and forgiven by Jesus and we hope you do too!

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See how God moved in 2019 and 2020!

by: Anna Claire Minter

03/17/2021

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We have been able to do some incredible things as a ministry but it is only because we serve a good and mighty God who doesn't need us but allows us to partner with Him in loving people. Check out some of the tangible ways God has moved through our ministry in the impact reports below! ⠀

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National Reading Month

by: Anna Claire Minter

03/15/2021

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In honor of March being National Reading Month, we want to give a big thank you to one of our amazing volunteers, Lisa! She comes every Thursday and reads the Bible with our kids one-on-one to help them improve their reading skills while teaching them more about Jesus. We are grateful for how she helps cultivate a love of reading in our kids!

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Landscaping at Houston Elementary

by: Anna Claire Minter

03/12/2021

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This week, freshmen and sophomore boys from Regents School of Austin did some beautiful landscaping for our partners at Houston Elementary. The cleaning and planting they did is allowing students to enjoy going to school even more. We are grateful for their heart for our community!

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Recovering from the winter storm

by: Anna Claire Minter

03/05/2021

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While Texans, including the families we serve, continue to recover from the winter storm that left many without power, water, and access to food, we have been reminded of the power of community and of God's constant provision in such a mighty way!

Our partners at Red Rocks Austin hosted an essential needs distribution with food, toiletries, diapers, water, and more that their church family from Red Rocks Denver drove down in 3 U-Hauls. We were ...


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Partnership with Austin Stone

by: Anna Claire Minter

03/01/2021

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"Pandemics disrupt times in history, but that is when God loves to flex because no one gets the glory but Him!" -Steve Teng

Since the beginning of the pandemic, SBSK has remained focused on our mission to serve both the physical, academic, and spiritual ne...


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Meet our intern, Sophie!

by: Anna Claire Minter

02/22/2021

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"I feel like I grow most as a leader when I am serving others. The kids that I have worked with are so intelligent, and it has been such an honor getting to assist them in their schoolwork. Every day I learn something new from them about the heart of God and the calling that He has over each one of our lives." -Sophie Walker, SBSK intern⠀⠀We are grateful for who Sophie is and that we get to serve our kids alongside her!

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Meet the DeSilva family

by: Anna Claire Minter

01/15/2021

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Meet the DeSilva Family. Their son Ryan felt inspired to give back to people in need in our community so he saved his money from holidays and chores throughout the year and purchased supplies for our program and Christmas gifts for one of our students. We are grateful for the DeSilva Family and how they are helping provide a path to opportunity for kids in our community!

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Meet Angel

by: Anna Claire Minter

12/23/2020

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Meet Angel, another student in our SBSK Learning Center. Prior to enrolling at the Learning Center, he was learning remotely at his aunt's house. He struggled to stay focused with multiple kids in the home and often had unfinished assignments, which his mom had to help with after a full day of her own work, school, and preparing dinner.

Since enrolling in the Learning Center, Angel has been completing his schoolwork and his mom can now enjoy spendin...


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We received the Hispanic Impact Fund Award!

by: Anna Claire Minter

12/18/2020

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We are excited to announce that Side by Side Kids was chosen to receive the Hispanic Impact Fund Award alongside 11 other local non-profits. We are grateful that this award will allow us to serve more students in our community!

Learn more about the award we received:

https://www.statesman.com/story/news/local/2020/12/17/...


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Getting in the Christmas spirit!

by: Anna Claire Minter

12/17/2020

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We had the sweetest last week of programming for the semester getting into the Christmas spirit! We were able to send our kids home for the Christmas break with food and household supplies from All Saints Presbyterian Church and Church of the Cross and activity bags from Young Men's Service League, Four Points. One of our partners, Red Rocks Church, hosted a clothing drive which provided cold weather clothing for our families. Each child in our program was also...


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Meet Mia

by: Anna Claire Minter

12/15/2020

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Meet Mia, a student who attends our SBSK Learning Center with her sister. When schools reopened in September, she became uncomfortable with the risk of exposing her elderly grandparents living at home so her mom registered she and her sister for the SBSK Learning Center. ...
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