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One Hour a Week Can Change a Life Become a volunteer tutor for School on Wheels

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.

For more information visit www.indyschoolonwheels.org/tutor/ or contact Volunteer Manager Samantha Breeling, [email protected] or 317.202.9100.

 

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