Global music sensation Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye has significantly contributed to the Los Angeles-based organization School on Wheels, aiming to support over 1,000 students facing homelessness from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The primary mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged children in the city.

The Weeknd’s substantial donation will bolster crucial programs. This includes supporting the School on Wheels’ Literacy Program, providing in-person tutoring and essential tools for students aged 5-8, and aiding them in learning to read and write.

Additionally, the contribution will assist students living in homeless situations to graduate high school in 2024, addressing the challenge of only 68% of unhoused students typically completing high school.


Moreover, the donation will provide laptops, Chromebooks, internet access, and software for hundreds of students experiencing homelessness. This aims to bridge the digital divide exacerbated by the pandemic-induced shift to online learning. The software, including Renaissance Star Assessments, MyOn, and Freckle, will help assess students and offer adaptive learning based on their educational gaps.

The Weeknd’s generous gesture aligns with his commitment to social impact and provides hope for disadvantaged students striving for a brighter educational future. To learn more about School on Wheels and its mission, visit