Helping Foster Youth earn their drivers permit

Matthew Peiffer is no stranger to the foster care system. He’s been placed in it twice, once as a toddler and again at 16.

As he got older, transportation became an issue. At 16, he was able to save up for a moped, but after it broke down, he wasn’t able to afford a new one. Working three jobs, he began riding his bike to work, sometimes traveling 60 miles a day.

Three years later, he was promoted to a manager position at Wal-Mart, and while he could now afford a car, he wasn’t able to get his driver’s license for another year.

Peiffer isn’t alone, with many foster youth struggling to complete their 50 hours of driving to earn their license.   Continue reading:

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