Agnes Stevens was honored by the World’s Children’s Prize in 2008 for her tireless struggle for homeless children in the USA. Agnes’ has sadly passed away, but her organization School on Wheels continue to help homeless children with tutoring.
Through School on Wheels, hundreds of volunteers donate tens of thousands of hours as tutors for children who live in shelters, in motels, in cars or on the streets. The tutors give homeless children security. When the kids move, School on Wheels follows them and gives them stability in an otherwise unstable existence.
In 2015, Agnes Stevens sadly passed away. But her legacy and organization will live on.
Learn more about Agnes and School on Wheels in the Globe magazine from 2008:
Text: Carmilla Floyd, Photos: Kim Naylor
The facts and figures on this page were accurate at the time of writing, in 2008