A Voice for Kids: Helping foster youth earn their drivers permit

Helping Foster Youth earn their drivers permit

Foster care issues Foster Care News

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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