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Youth Driver Education Program

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Currently in foster care
  • Possess a NYS Learners Permit
  • Case Planner must assess youth as appropriate to drive and submit the referral form to the ACS Office of Employment and Workforce Development Initiatives

Download information about the referral process and the referral form

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.