Game Drive

We will continue to accept donations for our annual game drive through Friday, February 12! 
During February school vacation week, we will be holding game nights for the families living at the hotels we serve in Brockton and Weymouth. Families are invited to play games with volunteers and bring a new game back to their room to continue the fun. Donated games can be dropped off at our office, 100 Laurel Street, Suite 121, East Bridgewater. Click here for a flyer with more details. If you are interested in volunteering for a February game night, contact Matt Fortino.

We have already received donations of over 250 games--and expect many more--for the children living in the shelters where we tutor. We are looking forward to seeing their happy faces when we deliver the new games from our generous donors during school vacation week!


Tutor

Our fall tutoring session is about to end and we are looking for tutors for our next tutoring session, which runs from January 11 to May 19, 2016. We hope you will consider becoming a volunteer tutor. Our tutors are the heartbeat of School on Wheels!
 
Volunteers must go through our 3-hour training and commit to tutor once a week. Click here for more information about becoming a tutor. Click here if you would like to register for a tutor training session. If you have any questions about tutoring, please contact Stephanie St. Louis, 508-587-9091.



Michael Christian, the CEO for Risk Strategies, dropped off 50 Thanksgiving baskets at Father Bills and MainSpring in Brockton this week to support the families we serve living in family shelters. The contents of the holiday baskets were assembled by over 60 employees at their Boston headquarters.  The items in the baskets including $25 gift cards were donated by RSC employees with support from the RSC Charitable Foundation. Thank you Risk Strategies for helping families impacted by homelessness feel supported and cared about this holiday season. Your company's support makes a true difference in their lives!

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School on Wheels was featured on the New England Cable News Network in a spotlight called, "Making the Grade." 

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On Monday, November 9th, six Bridgewater State University students, members of the Bridgewater Scholars Program, had dinner with BSU President Fred Clark to discuss their current progress and future plans. One student, Zachary Wright, who is studying abroad in South Korea, Skyped in to be a part of the conversation. These six SOWMA students, shared their struggles with homelessness and how BSU is helping them move beyond their circumstances through a higher education. The Bridgewater Scholars program provides two full scholarships per year for students who have experienced homelessness, yet achieved academic success.
tutor and student

Donor generosity has made it possible for SOWMA to launch three new program sites and to enhance the quality of education for more kids in new communities who are impacted by homelessness. School on Wheels has added sites at Randolph High School and the STARR Transition House in Brockton, and expanded tutoring services into Fall River at the Roy Street Shelter.

Randolph High School

Children who live in shelter face daily challenges that others do not, like finding privacy or a quiet place to concentrate on homework, that make it difficult to focus on their education. This is why Randolph Savings Bank made the commitment to provide support and enhance educational opportunities for children impacted by homelessness in the community and enlisted other companies to follow their lead. They chose to partner with School on Wheels because of the impact SOWMA has on each and every child. “While working with their tutors the kids don’t have to think about being homeless. They have a caring adult focused on just them and they get to focus on the things kids are supposed to worry about like Math and English,” says Jim McDonough, President and CEO of Randolph Savings Bank.

With the support of local business partners, School on Wheels opened a tutoring site last year at the Randolph Community Middle School. This year SOWMA expanded the program to meet the needs of older kids at Randolph High School. The new program offers consistency to students as they move on to the higher grades. Tutoring began in October with five new students and five tutors, and SOWMA anticipates serving more children as the school year progresses.

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100 Laurel Street
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