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The children we serve come from many different types of situations. Some are even fleeing domestic violence with their families. We put the security of our children above all else and do not share their images or real names in order to protect their safety.
See our About Homelessness page, where you can find up-to-date data on homelessness and education in Indianapolis.
Like all children, every homeless child is unique, but one characteristic shared by the majority is that they are behind in school. This is due to how often they change schools (on average 3 times while homeless) and the stress of living in a shelter. On the whole, though, they’re just like any other kids: they laugh, some are shy and they all have good hearts and need your help.
We tutor school-aged children in grades K – 12. The average age of the students receiving tutoring is 8 years old.
It depends. Because being homeless means having an unpredictable life, there could be as many as 25 children being tutored in one shelter alone, or as few as five. In the 2014-15 school year, School on Wheels provided tutoring to nearly 350 children. This school year, we expect to tutor a similar number of students.
We tutor at Indianapolis area schools and family homeless shelters (both emergency and transitional shelters). Learn more about our tutoring locations here.
Ironically, there is no school and there are no wheels, but the concept is that we are taking education to the places it is needed the most.