SOW’s mission is to provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness. SOW’s vision is to equip these children with the educational tools necessary to achieve success in life and break the cycle of homelessness.
SOW provides in-school, shelter-based, and academic enrichment programs that address the unique educational needs of students impacted by homelessness and empower their parents to become educational advocates. Homelessness creates intense challenges and barriers for children and youth, which hinders their ability to find academic, social, and financial success. Children can exhibit various academic or social difficulties that result from the trauma of homelessness, mobility, and the lack of structural consistency and security. SOW supports these students in keeping them engaged and on-track to a high-school diploma and a future of financial stability and self-sufficiency.
Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding
2020: Program support for both School & Shelter-Based tutoring and academic support services in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 school years