Drive 4 Life
Have driving licence, have opportunities!
We all know the benefits of having a driver licence – job opportunities, road safety, independence and living within the law.
But what many older people don’t realise is that getting a driver’s licence is much harder now than it was twenty or thirty years ago.
Drive 4 Life was first introduced in 2007 as a safe driving programme with presentations and testimonials from young people whose lives have been impacted by driving accidents. Today over 1000 young people have graduated from Drive 4 Life with their learner, restricted or full driver licence.
The Drive 4 Life programme is available to young people involved in the Porirua Youth 2 Work Movement. Without a licence young people can have a hard time trying to enter the workforce and can often be overlooked by employers. We’re here to help break down those barriers.
Since 2013 Partners Porirua has been facilitating a Community Driver Mentor Programme enabling disadvantaged youth to practise their driving skills with fully licensed adult driving mentors.
The mentors are trained to act as driving coaches, supervising a range of driving experiences and fostering positive habits leading to safer drivers on our roads and in communities.
If you’re interested in getting your driver licence or volunteering as a driver mentor, please get in contact now! Call our office on 04 237 107.