The Banyule L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program began in October 2010 and has consistently been one of the most high-achieving programs in Victoria. The program targets learner drivers aged 16-20 years of age living in Banyule, who have their learner’s permit but who are finding it difficult to get sufficient driving experience. So far, volunteers have contributed over 7,600 hours of supervised driving for 158 learner drivers, 93 of whom have been guided all the way to obtaining their probationary licence. The Banyule L2P Program has received positive feedback from graduating learners and their families who are grateful for the support they have received from the volunteer mentors.
“I cannot speak highly enough of the calibre of individual mentors.. (they) regularly go above and beyond to support this program and improve the education, training and employment outcomes for local, disadvantaged young people.”