L2P Coordinator congratulated for state award

Latrobe Valley’s TAC L2P Coordinator, Rebecca Thomas has been presented with the New Coordinator Award recognising exemplary work performed in her role with Berry Street.

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region and Chair of the Latrobe community L2P program, Melina Bath MP congratulated Rebecca on receiving due recognition working to support the program.

“Rebecca’s enthusiastic and caring commitment to young drivers and her volunteer instructors is helping disadvantaged young people achieve their aim of learning to drive.

“Obtaining your probationary drivers licence was a rite of passage for many young people.

“Learning to safely drive a car is critical life skill, but for some in our community it can be challenging without a driver mentor.

“The L2P program matches young people without access to a supervising driver or a vehicle with a fully qualified volunteer mentor to help them obtain their licence.”

Ms Bath said Berry Street’s Latrobe community L2P program is always looking to for new driving mentors to join the program and assist young people gain experience behind the wheel.

“Volunteering with L2P comes with comprehensive training and access to a vehicle – all that’s needed is a full licence, a good driving history and 1-2 spare hours a week.

“Road safety and learning to drive is such an important skill and I encourage everyone who meets the criteria to contemplate this rewarding community service.”

“Everyone who meets Rebecca is buoyed by her professionalism and positive nature, and I join others in wishing her congratulations.

To become involved in the Latrobe community L2P program as a volunteer or participant please contact Berry Street on 03 5134 5971 or morwell@berrystreet.org.au.