Thank you for your interest in our tutoring program.  More than 24,000 students enrolled in Massachusetts public schools are identified as homeless. Our mission is to provide tutoring, mentoring and school supplies to help keep these students on track academically during times of hardship and uncertainty. 

Our volunteer tutors come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, and range in age from young adults to retirees.  Tutors are paired with one student (in grades K - 12) to work consistently with that student for at least one hour a week for at least a full-term.  Some tutors opt to volunteer for two one-hour sessions each week and most continue beyond a semester.  Tutoring follows the public school year and runs evenings Monday - Thursday.  

We provide free training and educational workshops throughout the semester, and each of our 18 tutoring site locations is managed by a SOWMA site coordinator.   Tutors help with homework, school projects and self-confidence.  Our aim is for each child to feel valued and to reach his or her potential.  

Tutors must be 18-years-old to tutor independently; otherwise those ages 14 - 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Our tutoring site locations include Brockton, Middleboro, Dorchester, Taunton, Plymouth/Kingston, Norwell, Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Weymouth and Stoughton.  

WE PROVIDE free TRAINING AND SEMINARS 

trainings take place at SOWMA headquarters
100 laurel street, suite 121, e. bridgewater, ma 02333

upcoming TUTOR TRAINING SESSIONS


tues., JANUARY 7, 2020
6 - 8 p.m.


TUES., FEBRUARY 4, 2020
6 - 8 p.m. 


to rsvp or FOR MORE INFORMATION contact
Lynn McManus 
education director
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

SOWMA Mentors help a high school or college student navigate high school, post-secondary plans, transitions, academics, and career goals.  

As a SOWMA Mentor, you would:

Help a student build self-sufficiency, study skills and strengthen their commitment to pursue education and career goals

Assist with job shadowing, internships and career networking

Help a student identify available resources within their college and/or community

APPLY TO BECOME A MENTOR HERE

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/SchoolonWheelsofMassachusetts/newmentor.html

For more information about our Bridge Program, contact Jonathan Vincent at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (508)-587-9091

 

There are many ways to financially support School on Wheels.

Monetary Donation

Make a donation to School on Wheels.  Click here to donate

Employer Matching

Many companies will match the gifts of current and retired employees, and their spouses.  Ask the Human Resources or Benefits Office at your workplace for ways to match your donation to our student programs.    

Planned GIving

Consider making us part of your trust, bequest or endowment.  For information, email Kathleen Graham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

A planned gift ensures the continuation of our landmark programs, such as tutoring, mentoring and school supplies, and creates a legacy in your name on behalf of Massachusetts children facing homelessness.

TRIBUTE

A tribute card makes a great gift for teachers, coaches, family, and friends. A gift to SOWMA is a wonderful way to honor someone's birthday, anniversary, or special occasion.   CLICK HERE to purchase a tribute card.

FUNDRAISERS

Host a fundraising event to help provide our kids with the necessary tools to be successful in school. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info. 

BAR/BAT MITZVAH OR Scout PROJECTS

SOWMA provides many supervised community service opportunities.  Students learn about family homelessness in our state and how their support makes a difference in the life of a child.  Contact SThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info. 

BIRTHDAY/GIVING PARTY

It's a party that keeps giving. Looking for a new way to celebrate a special day without accumulating more things? Why not ask guests to contribute a monetary donation, backpacks, school supplies, or books that would support peers facing hardship.  Holiday parties are another great time to pay it forward for children in your community. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

 

During this academic year (2019-2020), we will provide more than 5,600 students facing homelessness with fully-stocked and customized backpacks.  

Help collect new backpacks and school supplies to ensure even more students have what they need to succeed in school.

We salute those who rallied behind our efforts and made a difference.  See them listed here! 

WAYS YOU CAN HELP WITH tools for school!

Restock our shelves by staging a supply drive 
Visit our office to inventory and customize backpacks
Kids Helping Kids is a great way to teach children empathy for peers less fortunate.  We invite families, teams and clubs to become involved! 

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get started or contact our office directly.  Call us @ 508-587-9091.

On behalf of the students who benefit from your kindness, THANK YOU! 

Our Amazon Wish List allows us to handpick the items that our students need, and enables you to shop for our kids without leaving home! There are a wide variety of school supplies to choose from, all with varying prices, and Amazon ships whatever you buy straight to our door.

At checkout, please be sure to include your name and address on the packing slip so we know who to thank for the wonderful donation!

 

Click to visit our Amazon wishlist

OUR WISH LIST
Donate supplies for our
kids and they will be
shipped directly to
School on Wheels
of Massachusetts.


CLICK TO DONATE!

 

 

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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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