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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Drive positive change for local learners

Eurobodalla Council is seeking volunteer mentors for a new program that helps drive positive change in the lives of disadvantaged youth.

Y Drive pairs volunteers with young learner drivers to help them achieve the 120 hours of driving experience they need to get their provisional licence (P-plates).

Many young people don’t have access to a car or a supervising driver to accumulate the required hours behind the wheel.

Having a licence can make a real difference to a young person’s life, including by increasing their ability to seek and maintain employment.

Allan May Holden has come on board the program by supplying a car for participants to drive.

Volunteer mentors will receive training and the opportunity to drive positive change in return for one to two hours of their time per week and a willingness to share their driving knowledge and a bit of patience.

For more information or to sign up please contact Y Drive coordinator Angie McMillan on 0417 359 705, 02 4474 7456 or email Free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers

When: Wednesday 17 May 2017, 6pm - 8pm Where: Luhana Motel Conference Room, 82 Princes Highway, Moruya Cost: Free! This workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers will teach you practical skills to help your learner drivers become the safest drivers they can be. Find out about: completing the learner driver log book planning safe driving lessons giving instructions and constructive feedback licence conditions for learner and provisional licence holders the NSW Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS). Supper is provided. Bookings are essential - positions might still be available For further information and to book, please contact Heidi Hanes, on 02 4474 1347

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