Obtaining a drivers license is a HUGE milestone for teens, but it's even more vital for youth aging out of foster care. While youth in care often have access to foster parents or program staff who can help transport them to and from work and school, once they age out, they lose access to those supports and have to provide their own transportation. This means they need to have already obtained a drivers license by the time they age out !

But to get a drivers license, these youth need to learn HOW to drive safely, which means practicing behind-the-wheel driving. Unfortunately, since foster youth aren't covered under a parent's auto insurance policy, it is often very difficult to find someone who is able to take on the financial and legal risk of allowing an uninsured student driver to practice driving in their personal vehicle. Even foster parents and transitional living homes may not even be able to provide adequate behind-the-wheel practice because of legal and liability issues. 

This is where we want to step in. Our goal at WAY Alliance is to help foster youth thrive in adulthood, so we want to help them overcome the obstacles they face in obtaining their drivers license. To that end, we are raising funds to provide behind-the-wheel driving practice for these youth who don't have access to driving practice at their placements. 

Our initial goal is to provide 30 hours of professional driving practice for three North Texas youth aging out of care. (Each would receive 10 hours of practice). Can you partner with us to make this a reality? 


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Driving Practice for Aging Out Teens

by WAY Alliance


Obtaining a drivers license is a HUGE milestone for teens, but it's even more vital for youth aging out of foster care. While youth in care often have access to foster parents or program staff who can help transport them to and from work and school, once they age out, they lose access to those supports and have to provide their own transportation. This means they need to have already obtained a drivers license by the time they age out !

But to get a drivers license, these youth need to learn HOW to drive safely, which means practicing behind-the-wheel driving. Unfortunately, since foster youth aren't covered under a parent's auto insurance policy, it is often very difficult to find someone who is able to take on the financial and legal risk of allowing an uninsured student driver to practice driving in their personal vehicle. Even foster parents and transitional living homes may not even be able to provide adequate behind-the-wheel practice because of legal and liability issues. 

This is where we want to step in. Our goal at WAY Alliance is to help foster youth thrive in adulthood, so we want to help them overcome the obstacles they face in obtaining their drivers license. To that end, we are raising funds to provide behind-the-wheel driving practice for these youth who don't have access to driving practice at their placements. 

Our initial goal is to provide 30 hours of professional driving practice for three North Texas youth aging out of care. (Each would receive 10 hours of practice). Can you partner with us to make this a reality?