Artie Academy Program aims to improve driving accessibility for Indigenous teens

Artie Academy Program aims to improve driving accessibility for Indigenous teens
Well, it might look like an episode of Top Gear. You increase your speed, that's stopping distance has increased by 40 metres. It's actually an exercise in brake safety. For Indigenous mentors, this program is all about helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students get their driver's licence through the Audio Academy. The Audio Academy, named after rugby league immortal Arthur Beatson, is a program that helps Indigenous teens to get their provisional licence. But first, the mentors must become the students. This is quite fast. That is a very good stop and you know why? Because you reacted quickly. Among them is Junior, who went through the Audi program himself. We didn't have a car at home. Also the financial situation with you know how much everything costs, your lessons then adding up to your your peas, it does add up and that was definitely a barrier. Also in the front seat, former Origin player Matt Gillette, who swapped the footy field for the steering wheel. It's now very, very strong and we're building quite quickly. So it's it's a bad, a good problem to have. The program has assisted more than 200 Indigenous students in obtaining their provisional license, and the Arty Academy says it not only helps young people with more opportunities, but also steers them in the right direction. It's been really good to see our team wanna make an effort to help our mob with getting their license. It's one less thing that they have to worry about when they finish school. Being that inspiration that they need was is is rewarding. Seeing them come through and being that person is for myself, rewarding as well. Driving connection through culture.
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