MCM's TAC L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program reached a significant milestone and last week was able to celebrate its tenth anniversary at a special gathering of mentors, drivers and supporters at the Vincent Hotel in Albert Park.
For over ten years, the L2P program has been supporting young people in the Stonnington, Bayside and Port Phillip council areas. The original idea of TAC L2P came from a Rotary Club in Sunbury who recognised the need to help young people in vulnerable situations who had no means of learning to drive after the graduating licencing system was introduced in Victoria, which required a compulsory 120 hours of logged supervised learner driving experience.
Over this time, 278 young people have obtained their license via the TAC L2P Program. This is an phenomenal achievement and could not have happened without the incredible volunteer mentors who generously give their time to help students learn, and the program’s many supporters.
Speeches were given by MCM CEO Vicki Sutton, L2P Coordinator Sarah Massey, Ann Harris from the TAC, L2P mentor Geoff, and Josh, a student who has successfully gone through the program. Some mentors were also awarded with service awards, and of course there was a cake! It was wonderful to be able to reflect on everything TAC L2P has achieved through the years, and especially for mentors to be acknowledged and enjoy a lovely in-person social occasion. Here's to another ten years of TAC L2P!
This week is National Volunteer Week (16-22 May) and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers across MCM who, like the mentors of TAC L2P, take the time to give back to our community and help to support and enrich the lives of the people we support.
Find out more information on how to become a Volunteer Mentor with the TAC L2P Program.