How can it be that we’re celebrating 15 years of School on Wheels this year?
Over the past 15 years, an amazing number of homeless children have benefited from the academic support we provided. In fact, last we week enrolled our 5,000th child in our tutoring program. Each day we work to break the cycle of homelessness through education. And thanks to our tutors, sponsors, advocates and community partners, we’ve accomplished amazing things since we first began tutoring in 2001.
Over the past 15 years, School on Wheels has
- Provided over 67,048 hours of tutoring
- Served 5,035 homeless children
- Benefited from the time of 4,440 volunteer tutors
- Distributed 2,803 backpacks filled with school supplies
- Provided 6,010 sets of school uniforms
- Equipped 1,028 parents with resources to be their child’s best educational advocate
We owe this impact and the success of the children and families we’ve served through our educational advocacy to our community. Thank you for your unwavering support. We look forward to celebrating these successes and more tonight at our 2016 #EducationCelebration! Here’s to another successful 15 years!
Can’t make the Education Celebration, but still want to support the work of School on Wheels? Consider making a donation today!