COA Scholarship Provides Path to Driver’s License for Hundreds of Local Teens

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COA Scholarship Provides Path to Driver’s License for Hundreds of Local Teens 2016-12-22T14:11:07+00:00

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The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service recently featured teen participant Joshua Leonard in an article about COA’s free drivers education program.

From the article:
“About a decade ago, students participating in COA’s three-day youth leadership institute camp proposed a scholarship-based driver’s education program to alleviate the barriers they were facing in getting their licenses. A pilot program was set up with a three-year grant from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to test out the proposal.

“It’s has grown and thrived ever since,” said Thomas Schneider, COA’s executive director.

One of the keys to the program, Schneider said, is that students must pay in sweat equity. The students who developed the program set strict eligibility criteria to obtain the scholarship. Participants must maintain a 2.3 grade point average, participate in 25 hours of documented community service and attend an after-school program.”

Read the entire article here!

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