School on Wheels is looking for tutors and book-lovers to volunteer with the Summer Reading Odyssey, our 5-week program beginning the week of July 7.Tutors will meet each week with a small group of students for reading and writing activities. We will track students’ progress along the way, and end the summer with a celebration at each tutoring site! Reading is a way of traveling--you can help our kids having an unforgettable and adventurous summer vacation by just turning the page.

The program is being run at the following sites for one hour per week in the evening:
  • Family Life Center, Brockton, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30
  • Louison Center, Brockton, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30
  • Lincoln Tech, Brockton, Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00
  • Quality Inn, Brockton, Mondays, 6:00-7:00
View more info about our program sites.

All volunteers need to go through a special 2.5 hour tutor training. Tutors who have gone through our regular tutor training do not need to stay for the last 30 minutes of the summer program training.
 
Volunteers may choose which training session to attend. 
 
Please note that in order to be a regular School on Wheels one-on-one tutor, you must go through our regular tutor training. Trainings will begin in August and will be posted soon. Our one-on-one tutoring program will begin the week of September 29. 
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers in high school may tutor with a parent.

Read more in the Brocktion Enterprise - "Brockton Group to Launch "Summer Reading Odyssey"
 

The room was packed at SOWMA’s 2014 Volunteer Celebration, held on Wednesday, April 16 at Stonehill College’s Martin Institute. SOWMA Board members, staff, volunteers, friends and donors got together to kick off SOWMA’s 10th birthday, and to thank all of SOWMA’s wonderful volunteers!

From Dennis Harkins, Director, Outrunning Homelessness 5K Road Race and 2.6 Mile Family Fun Walk

I want to answer some FAQ’s that I’m sure you all have as the event gets closer. 

The following is a speech given during our Volunteer Appreciation Event by Kerenne Paul, School on Wheels of Massachusetts student and recent college graduate:

Booker T. Washington once said “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed”.

This year, the Outrunning Homelessness 5K Road Race and 2.6 mile Family Fun Walk has an added attraction.
The MOMS Club of Easton is proudly sponsoring the Kid Corner at the 2014 Outrunning Homelessness 5K Race and Fun walk

The Kids Corner is free and will feature lots of fun and festive activities:

We were honored to have Professor Silver and his amazing students from his Sociology 202: Charitable Giving class at Framingham State University visit our operations center.  It is always a thrill to be in the presence of young adults who are involved in making a real difference in our society. 

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