The TAC’s L2P program, delivered by Berry Street, is working across both the Mitchell and Strathbogie LGAs to support learner drivers between 16 and 21 without a car or supervising driver to gain invaluable driving hours.
The free program has been operating in Victoria for 12 years, pairing volunteer mentor drivers and a car with youth seeking to gain their probationary license.
Member for Euroa, Annabelle Cleeland, met with Phillipa Ross who is coordinating the program across Greater Shepparton, Moira, Mitchell and Strathbogie.
“Phillipa from Berry Street is doing an amazing job raising awareness and delivering this sensational program across our region,” Ms Cleeland said.
“Disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our community may not have access to a car and therefore a license which is incredibly limiting.
“This program opens up economic opportunities for young people and has positively impacted so many lives over more than a decade of operation.”
Ms Cleeland is encouraging individuals to get in touch with Berry Street and apply to join the program.
“There are spots available in the Mitchell Shire, and Berry Street is particularly interested in hearing from youth in Strathbogie,” Ms Cleeland said.
“If you are between 16 and 21 and don’t have access to a car or supervising driver please don’t be shy in coming forward and enquiring.
“This program can be life changing and transformative. The mentor drivers are amazing and you certainly won’t regret getting involved.”
To enquire about the program visit: https://www.berrystreet.org.au/you-can-help/become-a-mentor/tac-l2p-program-mentor/tac-l2p-program-hume-enquiry