Boys & Girls Club Blog

Thank You Fox Communities Credit Union for Supporting Driver’s Education

May 24, 2024

Thank you to Fox Communities Credit Union who gave a generous gift to our Driver’s Education Program this year to help us cover program costs, permit and license fees for teens. This summer marks the 7th year of the Club’s Driver’s Education Program. We’re proud to have been able to help 115 teens get their driver’s licenses to date! 

The Club began its Driver’s Education Program to meet the need to help teens affordably access the training and the driving experience needed to become licensed drivers. For many teens, the cost of obtaining a license is out of their family’s budget and because it’s not a requirement to graduate high school, many teens fail to go through driver’s education courses. Unfortunately, this can lead to decisions to drive without a license and further consequences that can delay them even longer from becoming licensed. Since driving is an important and valuable life skill, our Club wanted to provide a program for teen members to become safe drivers and provide financial assistance to those that need it, making it feasible for teens to complete driver’s education and ultimately get a license.

Our Club offers the program three times per year with 15 teens per class. We partner with Cruisin’ Safely Driving School to provide the driver’s education course. The course instruction includes classes on traffic safety, basic traffic laws, vehicle maintenance, vehicle control and tips on buying and owning a vehicle. Our Care & School Site Coordinator, Adam Cummings, tutors teens who need extra assistance during the program and Cruisin’ Safely Driving School provides the behind-the-wheel training hours needed to obtain a license. Teens must also participate in Career Launch, a Boys & Girls Club program that helps high schoolers explore career choices, to be enrolled in the Driver’s Education Program. 

Interested in signing up a teen for the Club’s next Driver’s Education Program? Contact Adam at to find out program availability.