Skylight Books is partnering with School on Wheels to collect donated books for their program tutoring youth experiencing homelessness in Southern California.
School on Wheels provides free tutoring and school supplies to children from kindergarten through twelfth grade living in shelters, motels, vehicles, group foster homes, and the streets of Southern California. Established in 1993, School on Wheels has consistently fought for and provided enhanced educational opportunities for children experiencing homelessness from K-12. They work endlessly to shrink gaps in their learning and provide the highest level of education possible through the hard times and to always be a great support system.
Their ABC Literacy Program is designed to help students in kindergarten through third-grade catch up to their grade level in literacy and develop a love of reading.
In 2020 School on Wheels distributed 936 books to students as part of this program and they hope to double that number in 2021.
This book drive will run from April 1, 2021 through May 1, 2021.