Lego provided our students at Good Shepherd Shelter with a LEGO Robotics Kit, which the shelter’s school has integrated into their science curriculum. This kit includes 280 pieces, a battery-powered Hub, small motor, and dedication app. Our students are using tablets from our Digital Learning Center to access the application and make their designs. The goal is for students to build more elaborate designs and use their knowledge to make it unique. Students look forward to building a new creation each week! We hope to expand this type of programming to more locations in the coming year, so stay tuned.
Author: Martha Dietzel
In order to support and raise awareness of the work that our volunteer tutors do every day we are excited to announce our new volunteer ambassador program! Ambassadors are volunteers that are taking on additional responsibilities to help build community amongst existing tutors, recruit new tutors, and raise awareness of our work. Like you, these ambassadors support School on Wheels because they are concerned about the well-being of children experiencing homelessness and they believe in the power of education to change their lives.
We had our program launch event on March 9th and we want to extend a very big thank you to Bunny James for donating snack packs for our ambassadors as well as to Children’s Institute for allowing us to use their beautiful facilities!
In 2018, our students accessed over 38,000 hours of digital learning! This year, to celebrate #DLDay2019, our Skid Row Learning Center participated in Hour of Code – a fun and interactive hour of computer science. Younger students got a visit from the PBS SoCal Kids Mobile Learning Lab and participated in developing their STEM skills through games and engaging hands-on activities.
Make a difference this Digital Learning Day! With your support, we can provide digital devices for our students, online tutoring support, digital after-school programs, wifi and hotspots for learning on the go! Visit schoolonwheels.org/digital to donate!
Thanks to all our artists who participated in this year’s contest! We loved seeing all your amazing submissions and hope you will continue to create art year-round.
The winner of 2019 School on Wheels Valentine’s Day Postcard Contest is Zoey! Congratulations to all the artists, it was a very difficult decision and we know you all worked very hard! We will be featuring ALL the art on our social media and email news in the coming week.
Homeless children who usually never get to see the ocean were treated to burgers and the beach for the “School on Wheels” annual trip. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 5 Dec. 18, 2018.