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Volunteer Spotlight: Rik

School on Wheels tutors typically tutor one hour a week at one of our sites, but Rik is no typical tutor. Since becoming a volunteer just over a year ago in September 2016, Rik has frequently tutored at two different sites, sometimes volunteering three times a week! Amy Gardner, the Program Coordinator at Cold Spring School where […]

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So much to be thankful for

To kick off the tutoring hour, our students take a few minutes and do a writing prompt that helps them get focused. Before the holiday break began, students were given the writing prompt of “what are you thankful for?” In Indianapolis, 29% of families experiencing homelessness are fleeing domestic violence and nationally nearly 50% of […]

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Networking with NAEHCY

“Remember: everyone in the classroom has a story that leads to misbehavior or defiance. Nine times out of 10, the story behind the misbehavior won’t make you angry, it will break your heart.” -Annette Breaux This was the last slide presented by the last speaker at the 2017 National Association for the Education of Homeless […]

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A Light Bulb Moment

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 his homework, and his tutor […]

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Meet the Staff: Kayla Bacon

Every few months, we’ll be introducing you to a new School on Wheels staff member so you can learn more about the people who make our programs run successfully! This month, we’re highlighting Kayla Bacon, our Communications Coordinator. What is your role at School on Wheels? I have the fun responsibility of running our social media […]

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Tutoring Stories: Back to School

We’re so excited that tutoring is back in session at some of our locations. There are so many new tutors and kids to get to know this year, and we can’t wait to watch really great experiences unfold for everyone. Here are some of our favorite interactions our Program Coordinators shared with us from last […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Elisabeth Reese

School on Wheel is proud to accept volunteers as young as 11-13 to tutor alongside a parent or guardian, while students ages 14+ can tutor on their own with parental permission. Our young tutors have a wonderful way of connecting with our students, whether it’s their love of math and sports or their loathing of homework. Our […]

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Going Deeper: Darren and School Choice

It’s no secret we are fans of each staff member at School on Wheels. Not only do they have wonderful personalities, but each is skilled in her focus area. Our Education Manager, Erin Brown, is just one of our amazing team members. She uses her background as a teacher to help the families we serve […]

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Student Spotlight: Anton

Anton, age 10, has been in our program since the beginning of the 2016/2017 school year and is a true success story. He attends tutoring regularly and recently received notification that he had made honor roll for the third semester! Anton started third grade this year in a new school and was apprehensive about his […]