May 18, 2009

Optimist Club assists students in a right of passage

One of the big events for many children and their parents is the day they receive their drivers license. Unfortunately, many schools have made driver's education optional and the price is out of reach for many families. According to the Optimist Club of Verona, WI that is not acceptable so they have created a scholarship fund to help students afford the training course.

Optimist member Holly Dowling and her husband County Court Commissioner Todd Meuer elaborated on the program by explaining that there is a "snowball effect" of not having a license - kids who can't afford them drive anyway so they can work, get caught and have even more trouble getting a license. And because they're not trained, they are more likely to be uninsured or flee the scene of an accident.

The Optimist Club of Verona hopes to build awareness and generate more funding for this much needed program that directly benefits kids and their communities.
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