TUTORING

One hour a week is all it takes to help a child impacted by homelessness.
  School on Wheels of Massachusetts recruits, trains and supports volunteers, who provide one-on-one tutoring for children (K - 12) at one of 18 tutoring sites.  Tutors meet with students for one hour, either once or twice weekly, to reinforce grade level learning skills, help with school projects and ultimately boost the child's academic and social confidence.  

Volunteers come from all backgrounds and professions and help a child focus on school during times of uncertainty and disruption.  

Site Coordinators are trained educators who oversee and support tutors and students at each program site.  The Site Coordinators ensure you have the information and resources you need to have an effective tutoring session.  Tutors receive high quality training and ongoing support from SOWMA's Education Team.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A TUTOR 

We provide students with the tools they need for success in the classroom.  Backpacks, books and supplies are collected and customized by grade-level by many organizations and community volunteers.  Since the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year, we have provided more than 6,000 students facing homelessness with new backpacks and the academic necessities they need to succeed in school.  

Consider being part of our Backpack program, click here

Our Bridge Program is a mentoring initiative designed to help homeless teens stay engaged in high school and continue onto college or vocational training.  We place special emphasis on working with unaccompanied youth, ages 16 - 22, who are on their own without the support of a parent or guardian.  

Numbers and Statistics

As of June, 2019, SOWMA's Bridge Program has a graduation rate of 100%.
Most of our Bridge Program students are the first in their family to pursue a post-secondary degree.
Our Bridge Program currently has 56 students attending the following 18 colleges:

Boston University

Bridgewater State University

Bunker Hill Community College

Colgate University

Fisher College

Fitchburg State University

Husson University in ME

Massasoit Community College

New England College

Quincy College

Rollins University

Salem State University 

SUNY Oneonta

University of Massachusetts- Boston

University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester State University

 

 TO LEARN ABOUT OUR MENTORING PROGRAM VISIT  
 HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BRIDGE PROGRAM 

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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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