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Keys for Life

Keys for Life

Young people gets Keys For Life

Five young people now know much more about staying safe on the roads, after completing Keys for Life training.

Rise Youth Services staff recently facilitated a workshop with the young people.

Jenni and Lorraine helped the group learn about road rules and safe driving. Other topics covered included licensing and safer vehicles.

Keys for Life program

The evidence-based pre-driver program assists young people to make smarter decisions about safer driving.

It also helps parents, schools and agencies deliver safe driving messages.

The program is delivered by SDERA and recently won two national awards.

Youth Program Co-ordinator Jackie Power said the program is delivered in a fun and informal way.

The young people also gain valuable life skills from the program. All five young people passed with flying colours and thoroughly enjoyed the day!

Last financial year, Rise helped a number of young people through the program. In this time:

  • 20 young people completed Keys for Life training
  • 17 of them accessed driving lessons
  • 89 driving lessons were used in total.

Rise Youth Services

Rise Community Network 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.

Image of a young women learning how to drive

Keys for Life Training Session

Keys for Life

We had a very successful Keys for Life Training session on Tuesday, which was held at Headspace in Midland. Lorraine, Nina and Skye from our Youth Team ran the session. They had a 100% Success rate!

What is Keys for Life?

The program is a 5 module workshop where young people, aged 15 – 25 can have the opportunity to sit a test at the end of the day. If they pass they will receive a certificate and can take that into the licencing centre to get their Learners permit!

Skye commented,

It was a great day and think it was run really well, we do make a great team :)))) Thanks Lorraine for your amazing intro and power points. Thanks to Nina for keeping us all entertained :))))

Nina’s said,

Well done Skye on a well organised training session today with a 100% success rate. Both you and Lorraine were fabulous and the kids were really excited about the training in the car when I dropped them off.

It was a great day, all the young people connected really well. We all shared morning tea and a subway lunch. It also provides our young people with the opportunity to learn more about our youth services at Rise.

Rise Drive Up Program – 16 April 2015

  • Are you aged 15 to 25?
  • Linked in with Rise, Headspace Midland​ or City of Swan​?
  • Do you have barriers to gaining a driver’s licence including financial, mental health, low literacy and have limited family support?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you may be suitable for Rise’s Drive Up Program which commences on Thursday,16 April 2015.

The Drive Up Program provides support for young people (15- 25 years) who have barriers to gaining a driver’s licence. Last year, Drive Up Pilot Program “Keys for Life” provided 16 young people with four driving lessons each and supported 27 young people to obtain their learner’s permit.

To find out more or sign up: