Children all around Indianapolis go back to school this August and School on Wheels is looking to recruit, train and place new volunteer tutors for its after-school and lunch hour tutoring programs. These programs provide tutoring to over 400 children experiencing homelessness in grades K-12 throughout Indianapolis.
School on Wheels provides Indianapolis children and families experiencing homelessness with academic intervention and support programs. School on Wheels believes that all children, regardless of socio-economic status or housing situation, deserve a proper learning environment and educational support.Their mission is to break the cycle of homelessness through education.
I tutored last year during the lunch time program and absolutely loved it! It was such a small time commitment, but such a rewarding experience. I loved the fact that I was able to tutor the same student each week, and enjoyed watching him progress as the year went along.
To become a School on Wheels tutor, individuals must be at least 11 years of age. Ages 11-13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tutors are asked to commit to one hour each week for a 15-17 week semester. Interested tutors must complete a volunteer application, participate in a short phone interview, pass a criminal background check and attend a training/orientation session.