Stronger Families, Stronger Schools

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Get ready to move! The 7th annual Ride & Stride will be on Saturday, April 27.

  • A 30-mile ride begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • A 14-mile ride begins at 9 a.m.
  • The 1- to 2-mile nature hike begins at 9:30 a.m.

All three begin at the National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop in Laurel, Md. The cost is $25 a person, with proceeds going to support our programs that help local school children experience success in the classroom.

Click on the box below for more information and to register. See you at the Wildlife Center!


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 2018-2019 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.