Stronger Families, Stronger Schools

Our partners are amazing! From Aug. 12-26, they donated $8,328 to our Great Start Supply Drive to purchase 200 sets of reading and math games for families to take home from our game nights, and also 28 family meals.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now we’re ready for school.

 

 


Side by Side is a faith-based nonprofit organization that works to strengthen Prince George’s County elementary schools in Laurel and Beltsville, Md. We are convinced that we and others in the community can and should build up local public schools into a source of pride and the best possible launching pads for children’s bright futures!

Great Start

Side by Side provides its Great Start program at six elementary schools. This is a series of free Family Nights in English and Spanish for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade parents. The events all include free dinner, engaging children’s activities for while parents are in workshops, and Spanish interpretation. Topics include behavior, reading and math.

The partner schools are Bond Mill Elementary, Calverton Elementary, Deerfield Run Elementary, James Harrison Elementary, Laurel Elementary and Scotchtown Hills Elementary.

Here are our 2017-18 school year workshop dates!

Hispanic outreach

Side by Side has worked with a group of parents at Laurel Elementary School, Padres Unidos por Un Futuro Mejor para Nuestros Hijos, to create a Hispanic parents guide for schools in Prince George’s County. The guide is being distributed to Latino families at five schools.

For more about our mission, watch the video below.