LA Times | Volunteer group tutors Southern California homeless kids
With a mission to reduce the setbacks in education homeless children face, School on Wheels is the only nonprofit of its kind in Southern California, with over 1,800 volunteers who help homeless youth succeed in school.
“Our program serves as a consistent support system to homeless students at a time of great stress and fear,” said Sinead Chilton, marketing director of School on Wheels, Inc.
The nonprofit works with homeless students living in shelters, motels, cars, on the street and in group foster homes, serving more than 163,000 students across 6 area counties.
“Homeless children are four times more likely to repeat a grade or drop out of school altogether,” Chilton said. “We provide an opportunity for volunteers to go out into their community and make a positive difference in the academic life of a homeless student.”
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