Apr 28, 2019 Most school buses arrive to take students to class – but this bus brings the class to […]
Apr 28, 2019
Most school buses arrive to take students to class – but this bus brings the class to the students.
This refurbished bus is equipped with all the resources, equipment, supplies, and facilities needed to allow 5,000 kids and adults to pursue higher education without having to worry about consistently attending a school campus.
The Self-Determination Project bus, which was launched by the Five Keys Charter School in 2017, travels through some of the poorest neighborhoods and housing projects of San Francisco so it can offer its mobile classroom to disadvantaged residents – particularly single parents, students who don’t have access to transportation, and youngsters who are afraid to cross gang territories.
The bus is equipped with a library, Chromebooks, internet access, desks, study nooks, and a teacher – and all of it is available to students for free and anyone can start learning as soon as they sign up.
More than 5,000 students are currently enrolled with Five Keys so they can finally earn their high school degree – and many of them will later go on to pursue higher education and employment.
Rena Ortiz, a recent graduate, said it best: “I feel as if this bus is going to change so much. Being able to walk out of my house and see a bus that’s full of education—that is hope on wheels.”