We've been dreaming of providing East Austin students with scholarships for a long time. We’re excited to announce that Side by Side Kids will launch its first-ever Summer Scholars program this year to help 60 students reach their highest academic potential and beat summer slide.
Here's how it works:
With your help, we will award 60 SBSK students with FULL scholarships to attend 4 weeks of summer programming. To receive the award, students must apply. The program will focus on our core values: faith development, academic enrichment, character formation, and empowerment. We'll kick off the program with an award luncheon for students, families, and supporters. Every week, we'll send emails with impacts, testimonies, and prayer requests so you can follow along as we explore topics like life skills, literacy, math, technology, science, and social studies. At the end of the 4 weeks, families and supporters are welcome to join the graduation ceremony to celebrate all of the students' hard work.
We are asking YOU - one our key partners to rally your friends, family, and networks to support our new 4-week "Summer Scholars" program in 2 ways.
1. Start a fundraiser today for Summer Scholars by creating an individual fundraising page to help us reach our $50k goal. Starting a fundraiser is easy to do, and it's fun. We'll even give you all the tools you'll need to make a difference to raise funds by May 10th. We need at least 3 more individual fundraisers to reach our goal!
2. Donate now to Side by Side Kids for Summer Scholars by clicking here. Every tax-deductible gift will make an impact:
$10 - Provides 1 book for 1 student
$50 - Supports 1 classroom summer scholar activity
$100 - Sponsors 1 student's entire summer curriculum
$250 - Gives 1 class snacks for the whole summer
$500 - Supports program impact reporting
$800 - Provides 1 FULL scholarship
Your support will make a life-changing impact for East Austin students this summer. Thank you for your support! For more information about our program, please click here or email our Program Director.