New England Patriots great Steve Grogan teamed up with the "Schools on Wheels of Massachusetts" program to mentor homeless children on Tuesday, July 8th night at the Old Colony YMCA Family Life Center in Brockton, Mass. Grogan worked on a science project and read to approximately 15 children between 6 and 9 years old who are participating in a summer enrichment program. The Patriots chose to partner with "Schools On Wheels" because the team's 2008 Community MVP Award Recipient - Cheryl Opper of North Easton -- founded the program.
Last month, Opper earned a $10,000 grant for "School on Wheels" from the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation for her exceptional dedication. Opper founded "Schools on Wheels" in 2004 and since its inception, has trained over 200 volunteers to provide tutoring and academic support for homeless children. In addition to the grant, the Patriots Charitable Foundation is supporting the program through Tuesday's special visit.