In our effort to end homelessness through education, we rely on support from the community and people like you. Each of us has the ability to create a positive impact.
School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) trains community volunteers to provide tutoring once a week for students in grades K-12 whose lives have been impacted by homelessness. Our volunteer tutors come from all walks of life with different backgrounds and professions, yet they share one goal: to help children move beyond homelessness through a quality education.
Tutors meet with students each week to provide stability and reinforce grade level learning skills, work on school projects and help boost the child’s self-esteem. Tutors serve as mentors and positive adult role models for students to help them realize their full potential in the classroom and beyond.
Each year we provide over 1,000 fully stocked new backpacks for children living in shelters, motels and transitional apartments.