At fifteen, most kids are excited about being able to explore their independence by meeting a coveted milestone, passing the DMV learner’s permit test. Since all the mothers in our program are over eighteen years old, obtaining a license usually wasn’t a goal on their life’s list.
One of our mom’s recently accomplished a huge milestone-she got her learner’s permit! This was a big success for her. It took this mom 5 tries to pass the test to get her learner’s permit. She demonstrated her persistence, failure was not an option. This is a photo of manual she used to study, the pages are worn and tattered pages.
The learner’s permit test can be a challenge for anyone. But for someone whose first language is not English, the test can be even more challenging. She was not to be deterred. She knew that the ability to drive would open up more opportunities for her and her daughter. She is now completing the behind the wheel requirement and is on her way to meeting her goal of becoming a licensed driver.