Changing Lanes

Responsible Drivers

Reliable Transportation

Changing Lanes

Changing Lanes is a collaborative initiative designed to empower transition-age foster youth to become good drivers, purchase reliable transportation, and create a foundation for maintaining responsible vehicle ownership. This expands access to jobs and other life opportunities while building good credit. The components include helping participants obtain their permits, pass their driving test, buy affordable cars, and obtain insurance at reasonable rates.

Requirements:

Participants must be a former foster youth between the ages of 18-26 and:

1. Is working and/or going to school
2. Has stable housing
3. Has a valid Identification Card (Just in Time can provide a voucher to purchase an Identification Card for a reduced cost of $8)

Program & Application Process:

The Changing Lanes Program is conducted within a 3-month cohort curriculum which will cover Driver’s Education, Behind-The-Wheel Training, a series of workshops, and SMART Goal planning. Since there is a cohort curriculum, applications will be reviewed only after the Application Deadlines. Please see below for details regarding Cohort Dates, Application Deadlines, and Orientation Dates.

Cohort Dates:

  • Cohort #1: January 15, 2018 – March 31, 2018
  • Cohort #2: April 16, 2018 – June 30, 2018
  • Cohort #3: July 16, 2018 – September 30, 2018
  • Cohort #4: October 15, 2018 – December 31, 2018

Application Deadlines:

  • Cohort #1: December 22, 2017
  • Cohort #2: March 23, 2018
  • Cohort #3: June 22, 2018
  • Cohort #4: September 21, 2018

Orientation Dates (Choose One):

*Please inform James Monroe ASAP if you have any scheduling conflicts with the dates below.

  • Cohort #1:
    • Thursday, January 4, 2018 @ 2:00-3:00pm
    • Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ 10:00-11:00am
  • Cohort #2:
    • Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 2:00-3:00pm
    • Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 10:00-11:00am
  • Cohort #3:
    • Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 2:00-3:00pm
    • Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 10:00-11:00am
  • Cohort #4:
    • Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 2:00-3:00pm
    • Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 10:00-11:00am

 

 

Take the first step to obtain your
driver’s permit and license!

 

 

Contact: James Monroe
James@JITfosteryouth.org
619-770-1853

 

 

Thank You To Our Major Investors

The Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation

Hill Charitable Trust

Rhona & Richard Thompson

Stacy & Charles DenHerder & Family

M&T Trust

Julie DeMeules & Jim Craft

Starfish Asset Fund

Solana Beach Presbyterian Church

Debe Berger & Steve McGowan