Every week, hundreds of School on Wheels’ volunteer tutors give hope, educational assistance and support to homeless children living in Southern California.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There are over 290,000 homeless children in California. Homeless mothers and children are now the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population, and the percentage of kids who are homeless in the U.S. is greater today than at any point since the Great Depression. 4-6 months of academic progress are lost with every school change -- and homeless kids typically experience six of these while they’re homeless. As a result, homeless children are 9 times more likely to repeat a grade.
How will this project solve this problem?
We believe that education is the way out of poverty. We shrink the gaps in the education of homeless students and provide them with the highest education possible so they can overcome the statistics that would condemn them to a life of poverty.
Potential Long Term Impact
We will touch the educational lives of over 6,500 homeless children every year allowing them to reduce the gaps in their education, understand the importance of learning and thereby become more productive members of society.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.