We journey side by side with kids


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


  • Developing servant leaders and heroes of tomorrow.

Our Core Values

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Faith Development

Promotes spiritual growth and transformation of our students, supported by scripture

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Academic Enrichment

Provides support for students' academic growth and excellence

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Character Formation

Builds on the strengths of students and positive qualities introduced by the school

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Equips students to reach their God-given potential as productive individuals at school, at home, and in the community

Founded in 1996, Side by Side Kids (SBSK) is a neighborhood recreational afterschool program in East Austin’s St. Johns community. SBSK provides Austin’s only free faith-based afterschool program (grades K-5) through a collaboration of 30 partners and 50 volunteers, serving approximately 280 students every week. SBSK serves 4 schools in an area where 98% of families are economically disadvantaged. SBSK's afterschool program has a 98% success rate. Learn more here.

We journey side by side with kids encouraging and equipping them to reach their highest God-given potential as everyday leaders and heroes of tomorrow.