We have some exciting news!   

 

WHAT: Saturday October 27th is National Make a Difference Day and School on Wheels will be hosting its 5th Annual 5K Fun Run & Walk to benefit homeless children. 

 

WHEN:  10am, Saturday, October 27th, 2012

WHERE:  Footpath of Zuma Beach, Malibu

 

WHY: Goal is to raise $50,000 for their program.    

 

WHO: School on Wheels, Inc. is the only non-profit in Southern California that provides educational assistance to homeless children.  Their goal is to provide one-on-one tutoring to 2,000 students annually.  They believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of homelessness, and have the support of over 1,000 volunteers throughout Southern California. 

 

CONTACT: For more information please contact Sinead Chilton at schilton@schoolonwheels.org or (213) 905-2777.  

Fun Run Logo 2012

 

For the 5th year in a row, School on Wheels is hosting their 5K Fun Run&Walk along the footpath of Zuma Beach in Malibu. The run will benefit homeless children the program serves   The event will be taking place on Saturday, October 27th, which is 'National Make a Difference Day'. They are expecting a great turnout with several local businesses sponsoring the event including Paradise Beach Café, Sage Publications and Property Management Associates, to name but a few. 

The Mayor of Malibu, Lou La Monte, will be guest of honor at the event.  The Mayor will start the race and present the winners with medals and prizes.  Agnes Stevens, Founder of School on Wheels and Malibu local, will also be present as will Executive Director, Catherine Meek.

School on Wheels is expecting over 300 participants and, with Santa Monica Irish band D4 providing the entertainment - http://www.thedublin4.com/Pages/bandinfo.aspx,  it is sure to be a morning not to miss.  In addition, School on Wheels will be holding a raffle draw with 1st prize being two roundtrip airline tickets courtesy of Southwest Airlines.  The race day goal is to raise $50,000 for their program. 

 

 Here are a few ways you can be involved in this FUN event:  

1.        Run or walk!  - Register Here .   All participants will receive a free t-shirt and raffle ticket for a chance to win amazing prizes, including two roundtrip tickets courtesy of Southwest Airlines.   

2.       If you can't attend, you can sponsor   a runner or Team School on Wheels.     

3.    Don't feel like running?  Help out as a volunteer on the day to register the runners, distribute water, and cheer everyone on!  

For more information and to register for the event, please visit  -  http://schoolonwheels.org/2012funrun 

Entry Fee:
Advance Registration - $25
Race Day Registration - $30
Team/Groups - $75 (6 person maximum)  

Registration from 8.45 am, race starts at 10am. Also, the race will be timed and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age/gender category.  

   

Team School on Wheels 
Tutoring Homeless Children Since 1993 

 

About School on Wheels
School on Wheels, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1993 by Agnes Stevens, a retired teacher. After reading Jonathan Kozol's Rachel and her Children, Agnes realized the extent of homelessness in the USA. She began tutoring homeless kids in a park in Santa Monica, encouraging them to stay in school and participate in school activities.

Today, hundreds of volunteers work one-on-one with children whose homelessness prevents them from receiving the academic stability and help they desperately need. The heart of the School on Wheels' program is the volunteer tutors who come from all backgrounds and professions, with a shared goal - to reach out to a child, to teach, to mentor, and assist in their educational life.
The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  The goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible.  Their program serves as a consistent support system to homeless students at a time of great stress and fear.  School on Wheels brings the message to homeless students that they are cared about and important. They do this by offering:
  •         One-on-one weekly tutoring with a volunteer
  •         Backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms
  •         A toll-free number for kids to keep in touch with us
  •         (800-923-1100)
  •         Assistance in entering school
  •         Help in locating lost records
  •         Guidance for parents in educational matters for their children
  •         Two Learning Centers, one located in the heart of Skid Row and the other in South Los Angeles
  •         Tutoring in seven major regions in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
For more information please contact Sinead Chilton (805) 641-1678 or email schilton@schoolonwheels.org