Will Shopping for Dorm Supplies

Will is going to FSU!!!

Will is going to Framingham State University this fall. He is excited to live on campus with his peers and play on a competitive Division III football team. He is ready to begin a new chapter in his life after experiencing homelessness as a teenager.

Will's family moved into a motel after losing their housing. It was at the Holiday Inn in Brockton that Cheryl first met Will, while delivering backpacks to kids in the local motels.

Will credits his new backpack from School on Wheels with changing his life. He said after opening his backpack and seeing all of his new school supplies including a scientific calculator, he decided to get serious about school. He also decided to play football for the first time in his life, which he found he was good at. Although he was homeless, Will was making the best of his situation. (read previous article)

Will is grateful for the support he received through our program, which provides college access and assistance for students who have been impacted by homelessness.

Cheryl Opper joined us as we kicked off our Yoga Math program.   The students connected yoga to school by learning how to focus and balance.  They then learned how to take those techniques and make symmetry yoga poses.  It was a great time had by all and we look forward to doing more YogaMath in future months.

We Need Backpacks for Our Kids!

School on Wheels will be giving out 1,000 Back to School backpacks in August. 

Our greatest need right now is for New Quality Backpacks for boys and girls grades K-4th and for girls 5th grade–12th grade. All Items Must Be New.

We've just received word that the first 400 backpacks will be matched by an anonymous donor!

Please also check out our Amazon Wish List!

 

SOWMA is ecstatic to announce that this year's 100 Families Challenge was a SUCCESS! A special thank you goes out to The Weed Family! Every dollar raised by June 30th was matched 100% by our seed donor! We EXCEEDED our goal by over $4,000! 
Thank you to the individuals and families who made this event a success!
$24,200 was raised!

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS! 
We would love to see how you and your family raised money for our kids. Email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or upload them to our Facebook page.

This year School on Wheels is piloting Yoga Math at a couple of our sites. Yoga-Math is an innovative program developed by Susan Spence, a certified mathematics and yoga instructor. Each lesson encourages students to have a positive association with math concepts using basic yoga poses and practices. The program facilitates students to apply abstract and logical reasoning to conceptualize math concepts. Students learn to manage math anxiety by drawing upon movement and relaxation techniques practiced in yoga. This program will be kicked off July 24th. A big thank you to Jen Palmer, owner of Universal Yoga Power, Susan Bonanno and all extended donors for donating the yoga mats for this great program.

See update here.

We are honored to announce that Siemens has, for the third year in a row, chosen School on Wheels of Massachusetts as the recipient of the funds raised by their 15th Annual Siemens Golf Tournament.

This year's event will be held on Monday, July 28 at the Halifax Country Club. There is a 7:30 am shotgun start.
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