Since 2001, School on Wheels has been providing children impacted by homelessness with the educational tools and support necessary to achieve academic success.
There are over 5,000 children impacted by homelessness in Marion County each year who are living with their families in shelters, motels, cars, or doubled up with friends and family. Without intervention, research indicates that children impacted by homelessness frequently read below grade level, are twice as likely to repeat a grade, and are less likely to graduate. The pandemic is increasing the education equity gap for these students and exacerbating learning loss by 15%-20%.
School on Wheels provides tutoring and academic support services in partnership with schools, emergency shelters, transitional living facilities, and permanent supportive housing providers at no cost to the children and families we serve. We provide our programs in-person and virtually to address the unique educational needs of students impacted by homelessness. Our staff provide education-based case management support for the whole family focusing on goal setting, understanding school choice, and more.
When you donate to School on Wheels, you're addressing the growing education equity gap for students impacted by homelessness. Your support helps create access to critical technology, supply snacks and school supplies for our students; recruit, train, and support volunteers; and continue our direct service programs for families experiencing homelessness.
Share the Love is our month long fundraising and awareness campaign led by our volunteers. Together with our volunteers, friends and supporters, we're raising $45,000 this February to provide a full month of tutoring for 450 children impacted by homelessness!
When we hit $45,000, we unlock a $45,000 match that doubles your impact!
1. Register below to create a personal fundraising page and challenge others to help us collectively raise $45,000 this February. Set a goal and raise critical funding for our tutoring and academic support programs.
2. Share your WHY today. Whether you are a tutor, committee member, or an advocate for education and ending homelessness, sharing why you support School on Wheels helps others become aware of our mission and impact.
3. Make a donation to School on Wheels. Your gift will help us reach our fundraising goal of $45,000, and unlock a $45,000 match! When you let others know you support a cause, they are more likely to support it because of you.