What a night we had at the Barton Center last Monday for our annual holiday party for families living there! Thanks to our friends at Royal United Mortgage (RUM) and their employees with hearts of gold, we were able to throw a simply fabulous party at one of our tutoring sites.
While other kids might carry an action figure or gaming system around with them, Anthony carries something much more practical; a AAA battery. That may seem like a strange thing to keep around at all times, but at tutoring one evening, that battery saved the day. Anthony was working on
Spring fever! If you work with kids and education, you know this is a very real phenomenon. The excitement of school is wearing thin, the weather is beautiful, and kids are not always motivated to study. To combat this general feeling of apathy and to keep our students (and tutors!) excited about
Did you hear we now have a new addition to our fabulous curriculum materials at School on Wheels? Listen up, because you are going to love this! It’s a sound addition to the Creativity Kit, right in time for International Creativity Month! We’re so excited to give our students this
As the Director of Programs for School on Wheels, I often get asked about the biggest challenges my students face. What makes learning so difficult for kids experiencing homelessness? Why are assessments so difficult for them? I believe it is a combination of many factors, but there is one factor
This year marked the second year for the It’s a WRAP! (Writing, Reading, Art and Performance) summer program at School on Wheels’ partner, Salvation Army Barton Center downtown. This year the program’s theme was My Life, My History and used poetry to engage 22 kids, ages 5-16, in exploring this
Last year, I was honored with the Runner-Up National Teacher of the Year award, presented by Toyota Motor Corporation and the National Center for Family Literacy. I traveled to San Diego to receive the award and present to the conference attendees about the work we do at School on Wheels.