Fall is always an exciting time at School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA), but especially this year as we opened four new tutoring sites, expanded to two new communities, and watched our number of students grow by 80 children. Last year at this time we had 120 students in kindergarten – grade 12 registered for our tutoring program; this year we have more than 200.

Justin and Andrew
Andrew Waldorf and Justin Shapiro have each been preparing to become a Bar Mitzvah for the past 8+ years. In addition to 8 years of Hebrew School and 10 months of individual tutoring, they have both selected the School on Wheels as the organization they will be working with to complete the community service component of their journey.

Lexi at SOWMA

Volunteering at School on Wheels was very interesting and very cool as well.  It was cool to actually meet the kids and give them their backpacks.  I loved seeing the look on their faces.  School on Wheels is a great place to make someone feel special.  When I left School on Wheels, I felt like I had made a difference in the world.  I wanted to stay there for hours because I felt so good.   I can’t wait to go back and help out again.

Lexi, 3rd grader

Louison
The first week at the Louison was filled with laughter and art specialists! Our children decorated their tutoring boxes and some had time to work on an “ABC around the world” game!  We are off to a great start.

Ted






Ted is one of two Team SOWMA riders who will be completing 100 miles for our kids in this year's Rodman Ride! We are very excited to have Ted supporting School on Wheels again this year!













1) Why do you ride?
Physical and mental fitness and I love being outdoors and challenging myself

2) What kind of bike do you ride?
Trek Madone (road), Specialized Stumpjumper (mountain)

3) How many miles do you average on a typical ride?
No ride is typical, I ride about 5,000 miles per year.  Some are morning road rides of 50 or 60 miles and sometimes I just catch the last hour of daylight after work with 7 miles in the trails on my mountain bike

Rodman Ride 2014

This was School on Wheels 7th year to be a part of the Rodman Ride for Kids, the # 1 single-day athletic fundraiser event in the country for children. Our fundraising goal this year was $200,000, 7 years ago our goal was $20,000. Thanks to our incredible riders, volunteers and staff we are on target to reach our goal which will help hundreds of children impacted by homelessness have the academic resources they need to achieve success in school and beyond. Thank you everyone who made this year’s Ride for Kids a success!

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