As one of our most enthusiastic students ever, Nikki is a natural “servant leader and hero of tomorrow” for her peers. Nikki is a bright 2nd-grader at J.J. Pickle Elementary who’s growing spiritually and academically thanks to the strong foundation she’s receiving with your help at Side by Side Kids.
Nikki’s Crew Leader, Ms. Marissa, told us, “Nikki is filled with energy and always ready to participate! She once said to me, ‘Ms. Marissa! Here is my Bible for when we start Crew Time, I want you to use it!”
She continues, “Whenever I need someone to read the verse of the week out loud for the class, it never surprises me to see Nikki raise her hand. It encourages other students in the class to participate more in learning about God.”
We see God working through her attitude - always respectful, kind, helpful, and bringing joy to those around her! It’s no surprise that her favorite part of Side by Side Kids is “learning about God.”
As we approach the end of year, the needs - and the opportunities - are enormous. On average, 97% of our East Austin kids are economically disadvantaged, but 95% of SBSK kids advance to the next grade level with your help. Will you give the gift of education this year-end? You can give online now by clicking here: http://bit.ly/sbsk2016. Your tax-deductible gift will go towards the wholehearted pursuit of developing more servant leaders and heroes of tomorrow just like Nikki.
Want to get to know Nikki better? Watch the video below!