DMV PROGRAM

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POC Driver License Program The POC driving program strives to aid underprivileged young adults obtain a driver’s license. A driver’s license is a privilege that will help these young adults find a better job and put them on a more successful path. POC will pay all the fees required to obtain a California Driver’s license, including the necessary drivers education courses.

Our target age group for this program is 18 to 29-year-olds. In order to qualify, all young adults must strive for self-sufficiency through education, employment, or financial management. Those who qualify to participate in our program must currently live or have lived in a shelter, foster home, been adopted, or be on probation. However, we are open to considering other factors on a case by case basis.


Driving Program

The following list describes the five steps, and their respective costs, that young adults must take in order to get a California Driver’s License (according to Department of Motor Vehicles – DMV website):

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POC Driver’s License Program

The POC driving program strives to aid underprivileged young adults obtain a driver’s license. A driver’s license is a privilege that will help these young adults find a better job and put them on a more successful path. POC will pay all the fees required to obtain a California Driver’s license, including the necessary drivers education courses. Our target age group for this program is 18 to 29-year-olds. In order to qualify, all young adults must strive for self-sufficiency through education, employment, or financial management. Those who qualify to participate in our program must currently live or have lived in a shelter, foster home, been adopted, or be on probation. However, we are open to considering other factors on a case by case basis.


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5  steps  to  obtaining  a  California   Driver’s   License:

1. Drivers education/enrollment in driver’s training ** – Driver’s education class $85* per student (4 days from 8am to 3pm) OR if taken online $55* per student.

 

2. Take and pass permit test by the DMV – Test fee is $31* per student.

 

3. A 6-hour behind-the-wheel training class *** – Class fee is $250* per student (most youth need 12 to 20 hrs) – If a student needs additional classes the hourly rate decreases to $45* per hour.

 

4. Driving practice – Student must ride along with someone that is 25 years of age or older if they wish to practice on their driving skills.

 

5. Pass the DMV’s driving test.

 

Side Notes:
*These numbers are estimates per young adult and may vary.
**Adults 18 years of age and older do not have to take the drivers education class; they can get a road handbook (supplied to them by POC from the DMV) and may study it on their own. This difference represents a saving of $55 – $85 per student. HOWEVER, if a student is having difficulty understanding the road handbook (due to their educational boundaries or any other reason), we will sponsor their participation in the driver’s education classes.
***Additionally, adults 18 years of age and older do not have to take behind the wheel class or complete the 50-hour driving ride-along requirement. HOWEVER, most of these young adults have never had the privilege of being taught how to drive, so most likely even if they are over the age of 18 they are going to have to join the $250 6-hour behind- the-wheel training class.

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 Total cost to help one student get the driver’s license: Driver’s education in class $85 or $55 online DMV permit test fee $32 6hr behind the wheel $720 (@16 HRS) Total per student $837 (total for ONLINE student is $807) Projected Costs:

# of students / price per

1  /  $837*

10  /  $8,370*

20  /  $16,740*

30  /  $25,110*

40  /  $33,480*

50  /  $41,850*

80  /  $66,960*

100  /  $83,700*

*These numbers are estimates per young adult and may vary. Most students need more than 6hrs of behind the wheel. Note: POC will negotiate with driving schools and the DMV to drive down the above prices. POC will pay for all student program-related fees directly to the service providers, including the DMV:


Eligibility requirements for this program:

  • Teens must show that they are making some kind of positive progress/improvements in their lives in order to qualify;

  • Must be between18 and 29 years of age;

  • Must be attending school/college, be currently employed or actively looking for employment;

  • Must currently live or have lived in a shelter, foster home, been adopted, on probation, or out of kinship. Although other factors may also come up on a case by case basis. Future Programs In the future, POC plans to expand the services of this program and which may include any of the following:

  • Helping students purchase their own car; and

  • Helping students find good deals on car insurance


Driving schools POC will work with:


Outreach Partnerships:

  • Just In Time for Foster Youth 3878 Old Town Ave., Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 683-9340

  • Polinsky Children’s Center 9400 Ruffin Ct # B San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 514-4600

  • San Diego Young Adult Services 3255 Wing St. San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 221-8600 Star/Pal 4110 54th Street San Diego, CA 92105 (619) 531-2718 Associated Technical College 707 Broadway, Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 234-2181