Learning to drive is an important rite of passage for many youth and also positions them for various employment opportunities. The ACS Driver’s Education program will provide youth with access to a licensed driving school in the Bronx and Brooklyn/Queens free of charge to the youth and his/her foster care agency.
Youth will receive up to twelve (12) 45 minute driving lessons, the required in-class 5 hour pre-licensing course, and use of a vehicle on the day of the road test. If a young person does not pass the first road test, the driving school will provide additional instruction prior to their second attempt.
This initiative is overseen by the ACS Office of Employment and Workforce Development Initiatives and advances our Foster Care Blueprint priorities around improving services and outcomes for older youth.