High School Plus

This program offers guidance and assistance for students impacted by homelessness who are in high school and are interested in continuing their education. The High School Plus students are connected with colleges or vocational programs, as well as other local agencies, to help them move forward with their plans. This program also places a large emphasis on working with unaccompanied youth. High School Plus provides advocacy, guidance and support services for all student impacted by homelessness throughout the duration of their post-secondary career.

We are looking for volunteers! Would you like to mentor a High School Plus college student? Apply to become a mentor here

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High School Plus Numbers and Stats

Numbers and Stats

  • Over 13,000 high school students are predicted to be homeless in Massachusetts; sadly, less than 1 in 4 will graduate. Our High School Plus program has a graduation rate over 90% each year. Most of our High School Plus students are the first in their family to pursue a post-secondary degree.
  • High School Plus currently has 30 students enrolled in college and 10 preparing for the spring semester.
  • We are very proud of our students currently attending college at:

 

Bridgewater State University | Bunker Hill Community College |  Elms College | Fitchburg State University | Framingham State University | Massasoit Community College | Quincy College | UMass Boston | UMass Dartmouth |  Tufts University

 


Sponsor a Student


High School Plus sponsorship amounts:

  • $70- One Month Commuter Transportation Pass
  • $100- Graphing Calculator
  • $250- College Textbooks
  • $500- College Dorm supplies
  • $1,000- College Tuition Assistance 

 

High School Plus Services

• Provide a personal discussion and assessment of the student’s needs and create realistic short-term and long-term educational goals for future plans.
• Connect students to college planning agencies or vocational programs.
• Assist with application process (including financial aid, SAT/ACT registration, letters of recommendation, scholarships etc.).
• Assist with items not covered by financial aid or other agencies such as: school fees, textbooks, housing deposits, transportation passes, school supplies, etc.
• Provide academic support and tutoring, when possible.
• Serve as liaison between the student and their college or vocational faculty.
• Connect students to resources on and off campus.
• Serve as on-going mentors to students throughout their college or vocational career.

To learn more about unaccompanied youth homelessness:

 

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School on Wheels - MA
100 Laurel Street
Suite 121
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02333

508.587.9091

Federal Tax ID 20-1020880
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