Our Programs

Our customized support services have become an academic lifeline for children who are impacted by homelessness and poverty. Our students know they can count on us for tutoring, mentoring, and educational advocacy, as well as backpacks and school supplies. School on Wheels of Massachusetts students are doing well in school despite the trauma of homelessness.


Volunteer Tutors
Interactive Sessions
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Our Tutoring Program is designed to foster the academic, social and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness and poverty.

We match volunteers with a student or group of students to help with homework and school projects.

Bridge Mentoring

Graduates this Year

SOWMA’s Bridge Mentoring Program is helps high school and college-age students explore educational and career opportunities. 

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.

Backpacks & School Supplies

Students Helped
MA Communities

Many SOWMA students share one bedroom with their siblings & family members at a family shelter.

A backpack serves as their personal space and “locker.” Our backpacks include all the tools a student needs to succeed in the classroom. Our community of volunteers help ensure students have what they need to succeed.


Our tutoring program is designed to foster the academic, social and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness and poverty.

Students & Families

We help students interested in learning about our mentoring services.

Success Stories

“You can find magic wherever you look.Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!” Some days are just hard. Days when you simply need that touch of magic described above...
Congratulations to our2023 Bridge Mentoring Graduates We are so proud of these remarkable men & women, whose determination and perseverance and renewed belief in their personal potential -reflect the very heart of...
It was a busy year in SOWMA’s Community Room, where we receive, inventory and customize backpacks and school supplies.  This “Tools for School” program is part of our three-tiered Pathways to Success, which...

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Support our mission and make a difference in Massachusetts communities where children and youth impacted by homelessness and poverty need educational support.