One hour a week is all it takes to help a child impacted by homelessness.  School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) recruits, trains and supports volunteers, who provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring for children in kindergarten through grade 12.  Tutors meet with students for one hour a week to reinforce grade level learning skills, work on school projects, and help boost the child's academic and social confidence.  Mentors meet with high school and college students and help navigate college and post-secondary educational plans and transitions.  

We provide students with the tools they need for success in the classroom.  Each child is given a new backpack filled with customized school supplies and grade-level books that help foster a love for reading.  Our backpacks and supplies are collected and packed with love by many community volunteers.  

High School Plus is our program that pairs volunteer mentors with high school and college students.  We place special emphasis on working with students who are considered unaccompanied youth, ages 16-22, who are not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian. More than 50% of SOWMA’s High School Plus students are considered Unaccompanied Youth.  

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


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