A new Memorandum of Understanding with Indigo Junction is set to get more youths on the road.
Rise and Indigo Junction recently signed an MOU about the Youth Drive Up Program.
Getting youths on the road
The Youth Drive Up Program helps young people get their driving licence.
it is run four times a year and helps young people to learn about road safety and being a safe driver.
The training also includes a test at the end of the workshop. If they pass, the young person receives a certificate and does not have to sit the test at a licensing centre.
Two staff members from Indigo Junction have completed their facilitators’ training.
Youth Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said this was good news for local young people.
Having more training facilitators means we can offer this training more consistently to young people who access Rise’s youth services.
It also means up to three Indigo Junction clients can join the sessions, so we are helping more young people get on the road.
This is such a great program to help young drivers feel safe and confident on the roads.
Rise Youth Services
Rise provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.