A spiffy little project making a super-duper difference…

IMG_3552The Splendid Word gets a huge kick out of being able to help promote the virtues of this region and the many wonderful businesses which nest here.

We also get to work on some pretty fabulous projects with inspirational people whose work is making a truly meaningful difference in our amazing little community.

One such project is the L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program which is providing disadvantaged young people with valuable opportunities for learner driving practice and licensing as well as improved road safety, social and employment outcomes.

The program is kicking massive goals in the Campaspe region and has recently secured funding to continue its great work for another 12 months.

Over the next few weeks, seven new learner drivers will enter the program which means L2P is on the hunt for more mentors to assist them to obtain their licence.

The role of volunteer mentors is an extremely rewarding one, as they provide a valuable service to these young people who otherwise have little or no support.

The program matches learner drivers with a fully-licensed volunteer supervisor who guides their mentee’s development as a safe driver and helps them obtain their 120 mandatory hours of on-the-road driving experience.

The program not only helps reduce the likelihood of accidents for young drivers, but also helps break down financial and social barriers preventing them from obtaining their licence and securing access to employment and training.

L2P provides the car, the training and the support – and mentors provide the magic ingredient of experience and 1-2 hours per week of their time to help a disadvantaged young person achieve their goals.

If you think you have what it takes, get involved and make a positive difference in a young person’s life today.

For more information, please contact L2P Project Coordinator Liz Smith on 0438 433 503.