School on Wheels of MA seeks volunteer tutors for children experiencing homelessness

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 790 W Chestnut St Brockton MA 02301  See map

Can you spare two hours a week to change the future of a child experiencing homelessness?


School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) is seeking volunteers to become one-on-one afterschool tutors/mentors and positive adult role models for children impacted by homelessness. Tutors are needed for SOWMA’s afterschool programs in four Brockton elementary schools beginning in January 2013. Tutoring times are Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.


Each SOWMA afterschool tutor helps an elementary school student overcome obstacles to learning and achieve his or her full educational potential. Tutors receive training in effective tutoring strategies and ongoing support from SOWMA’s professional staff. No prior experience is needed. A three month commitment is requested.


Every SOWMA volunteer tutor is required to attend at least one orientation training session before working with a SOWMA student. Trainings for the new term will be held at the SOWMA office, 790 West Chestnut St., Brockton, on the following dates and times:


Saturday, December 8, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, January 12, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


To find out more about becoming a one-on-one afterschool tutor/mentor for a child experiencing homelessness in your area, contact Robin Gilbert at robin@sowma.org, or phone 508-587-9091. Learn more by visiting the SOWMA website at http://www.sowma.org.





School on Wheels of Massachusetts is the only organization providing one-on-one tutoring, new backpacks and school supplies, and educational advocacy and support to children experiencing homelessness in multiple locations. SOWMA is dedicated to helping each child reach his or her full academic potential. To make a donation to SOWMA or to find out more about their programs for children and teens impacted by homelessness, visit their website at www.sowma.org, or phone 508-587-9091.




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