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THERE ARE MANY WAYS

TO HELP A CHILD!

Tutor. Mentor. Stage a Backpack Drive

Donate. Volunteer. Attend an Event

Learn More Here!

Educate Kids. End Homelessness

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Your Donation Makes a Difference

Our Goal is to...

> Educate Kids

> Empower Families

> End Homelessness
One Child at a Time

We Provide Educational Support to Massachusetts Students Facing Homelessness

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Our Three Program Areas

Tutoring & Mentoring

Tutoring & Mentoring

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Backpacks & School Supplies

Backpacks & School Supplies

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College Assistance

College Assistance

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ENDING THE CYCLE OF HOMELESSNESS THROUGH EDUCATION

Our mission is to support the academic, social and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness. 

We train volunteers to serve as personal tutors for students (K - high school) who live in family shelters and transitional housing.  V
olunteer mentors help high school and college-age students prepare for post-secondary education and careers via our Bridge Mentoring Program. Students facing homelessness receive customized backpacks and "Tools for School," including grade-level books, school supplies and notes of inspiration.  

Last year we paired more than 250 students with a personal tutor, mentored 57 high school and college students and provided more than 6,000 students with customized backpacks and supplies.

The need for our services has grown exponentially since the onset of the pandemic, and we rely on volunteers and supporters like you to meet the educational needs of children and youth impacted by homelessness. 


Educate kids.  Empower Families . End Homelessness. One Child at a Time.


Tutoring Site Locations: 
(We are currently tutoring remotely and in urgent need of remote volunteers. Training provided.
Contact jvincent@sowma.org)


Attleboro . Brockton . Dorchester . Fall River . Middleboro . Norwell . New Bedford . Plymouth . Stoughton . Taunton .   Weymouth 

 

NEW VAN KEEPS US ROLLING!


Many thanks to the
Richard & Susan Smith Family Foundation

for donating a much-needed van to keep us on the move for kids! 


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HOMELESSNESS IN OUR STATE

It is estimated:

  • The average age of a homeless person in Massachusetts is 8 years old.
  • There are more than 20,000 homeless children enrolled in Massachusetts public schools.
  • Only 1 in 4 homeless teens will graduate from high school.

 

Our Mission

The mission of School on Wheels of Massachusetts is to support the academic, social and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness.

Our Vision

The vision of School on Wheels of Massachusetts is for all students impacted by homelessness to have the academic, social and emotional support necessary to achieve a bright and productive future that will help end the cycle of homelessness.

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United Way of Greater Plymouth County

Contact us

School on Wheels - MA
100 Laurel Street
Suite 121
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02333

508.587.9091

Federal Tax ID 20-1020880
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