Thanks for your interest in our tutoring program.  Our mission is to support the academic, social and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness.  

Volunteer tutors come from a variety of backgrounds and professions and range in age from young adults to retirees.  Tutors are paired with a student (grade K - 12) and work individually with that student for one hour a week for at least a full-term.   Tutoring follows the public school year and runs on week nights Monday - Thursday.  School on Wheels provides free training and offers educational workshops and guidance throughout the semester.  Volunteers serve as a consistent and caring role model as they help with homework, school projects and academic challenges. 

Tutors must be 18-years-old to tutor independently; otherwise those ages 14 - 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 


our fall, 2019 tutor training schedule
trainings take place at SOWMA headquarters
100 laurel street, suite 121, e. bridgewater, ma 02333

Saturday, september 7, 2019: 9 - 11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019: 6 - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019: 6 - 8 p.m.

SOWMA education director, Lynn mcmanus
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information


SOWMA Mentors help a high school or college student navigate high school, post-secondary plans, transitions, academics, and career goals.  

As a SOWMA Mentor, you would:

Help a student build self-sufficiency, study skills and strengthen their commitment to pursue education and career goals

Assist with job shadowing, internships and career networking

Help a student identify available resources within their college and/or community


For more information about the High School and College Mentor Program, contact Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (508)-587-9091


There are many ways to financially support School on Wheels.

Monetary Donation

Make a donation to School on Wheels.  Click here to donate

During this academic year (2018-2019), we expected to provide 2,000 students facing homelessness with fully-stocked and customized backpacks for school.  Demand grew to twice that number and our contributors kept pace!  More than 4,000 students throughout the Commonwealth received the grade-level academic supplies they needed to keep pace with their peers.  

You can make a difference for kids this summer by collecting new backpacks and school supplies so that even more children and teens have what they need to begin school in the fall.  

We salute those who rallied behind our need and made a difference this year - see them listed here! 

WAYS YOU CAN HELP WITH tools for school!

Restock our shelves by staging a supply drive (see items listed below)
Visit our office to customize backpacks
Kids Helping Kids is a great way to teach children empathy for peers less fortunate.  We invite families, teams and clubs to become involved! 

We would LOVE to hear from you!  Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get started or contact our office directly.  Call us @ 508-587-9091!

On behalf of the students who benefit from your kindness, THANK YOU! 

Our Amazon Wish List allows us to handpick the items that our students need, and enables you to shop for our kids without leaving home! There are a wide variety of school supplies to choose from, all with varying prices, and Amazon ships whatever you buy straight to our door.

At checkout, please be sure to include your name and address on the packing slip so we know who to thank for the wonderful donation!

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


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