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Volunteers drive program for disadvantaged youth

The Queensland Government was pleased to support Braking the Cycle to deliver a learner driver mentor program. Run by Mackay Queensland PCYC, the program provides disadvantaged youth with the opportunity to obtain their driving licence through the support of a volunteer mentor network.

Young people in today’s society, especially those with financial difficulties, often meet barriers to obtaining their driver’s licence. This has a far-reaching social impact which can lead to unemployment and a lack of social connection for young people.

The delivery of this project in Mackay will see 20 disadvantaged youth’s provided with three driving lessons, each with a qualified driving instructor. The interest to date has been great with 34 participants registered for the program. A total of 87.25 driving hours has been provided and four participants successfully obtaining their drivers licence.

Have you got a great idea about road safety, but need some funding to get it off the ground? Apply for a Join the Drive community road safety grant.

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