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Make a difference to a child impacted by homelessness with School on Wheels of Massachusetts

School on Wheels of Massachusetts tutoring(BROCKTON, MA) – Can you spare one-two hours a week to influence the life of a child impacted by homelessness? School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) is seeking one-on-one after school tutors/mentors to work with children in grades K-12 at shelters, hotels, and schools in Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, Norwell, Randolph, Stoughton and Weymouth starting in September 2015. Over 1,800 Massachusetts students have benefitted from SOWMA’s customized academic services in the 10 years since the organization’s founding. Each SOWMA tutor is matched with a student for one or two hours a week. Tutors work with students on homework and school projects. Tutoring sessions are designed to fill in the layers of learning that may be missing due to frequent moves and school absences. Each SOWMA tutor is expected to serve as a mentor and positive role model. Teens and adults aged 18 and older are needed. High school students may tutor with a parent or other adult that they know. No prior experience is required. Every SOWMA volunteer must attend a three-hour Tutoring Training before beginning to tutor. Upcoming Tutor Trainings will be held on the following days and times: * Saturday, August 29, 9-12pm, Crescent Credit Union, 115 Commercial St., Brockton * Tuesday, September 1, 5:30-8:30pm, SOWMA office, 790 West Chestnut St., Brockton * Wednesday, September 2, 6-9pm, SOWMA office, 790 West Chestnut St., Brockton * Tuesday, September 8, 5:30-8:30pm, SOWMA office, 790 West Chestnut St., Brockton * Thursday, September 10, 5:30-8:30pm, Harbour House, 713 Shawmut Ave., New Bedford * Saturday, September 12, 9am-12pm, Crescent Credit Union, 115 Commercial St., Brockton * Monday, September 14, 5:30-8:30pm, St. Helen’s Parish Hall, 383 Washington St., Norwell * Wednesday, September 16, 6-9pm, SOWMA office, 790 West Chestnut St., Brockton * Thursday, September 17, 5:30-8:30pm, St. Helen’s Parish Hall, 383 Washington St., Norwell * Saturday, September 19, 1-4pm, SOWMA office, 790 West Chestnut St., Brockton * Monday, September 21, 5:30-8:30pm, Justice Resource institute, 45 North Main St., Fall River * Wednesday, September 23, 5:30-8:30pm, Justice Resource institute, 45 North Main St., Fall River * Thursday, September 24, 5:30-8:30pm, SOWMA office, 790 West Chestnut St., Brockton You can register online at http://sowma.org/get-involved/tutor-mentor/new-tutor-training. To learn more about becoming a SOWMA tutor/mentor this season, please visit www.sowma.org or contact Operations Director Robin Gilbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 508-587-9091. ABOUT SCHOOL ON WHEELS OF MASSACHUSETTS School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) is the only organization in Massachusetts providing one-on-one after school tutoring, new backpacks and school supplies, and educational advocacy and support to children impacted by homelessness in multiple locations. SOWMA is dedicated to providing every child with the tools to achieve his or her full potential. -end-

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