Driving REQUESTs (AGES 15.5 – 18)

Youth gain independence and self-sufficiency by obtaining a driver's license, allowing them access to work, health care, school, and other pertinent activities. The Children's Foundation will provide 10 hours of driving time and, if needed, a car to pick up the youth ages 15.5 to 18. Nevada State Law requires youth under 18 to have 50 hours of documented driving time—10 hours in the evening and 40 hours during the day.

In continuing the ongoing mission of the Children’s Foundation of Las Vegas to support the unmet needs of children who are in or have been in foster care, this application to request needs should be used by Foster Parents, CASA's, CAP Attorney and Caregivers on behalf of the children and youth in foster care.

Please note the following guidelines:

  • The Children's Foundation will provide ten hours of driving instruction through our driving program. 

  • 8 hours of driving instruction broken into four sessions at 2 hours each.

 On The TEST DAY: 

  •  Driving instruction picks up at 9 am (If needed). Typically - the Driving School will schedule the test for you. 

  •  There will be a 45-minute test review between 9:30-10:15 am. 

  • At 10:15 am, arrive at DMV. At 10:30 am, the DMV will inspect the car, and the driving test will begin. 

  • You will be picked up at your location at the address provided. You MUST include pick-up information for the driver to pick up for the day of the exam and or driving lessons.

  • We do not provide reimbursements. If the item or activity has already been paid for, please do not make a funding request.

  • We do not pay individuals but send checks to businesses or programs only.

  • We cannot approve a request without documentation, so make sure to attach the youth's drivers permit. 

  • Finally, after all the necessary documentation is received, please allow ten days for us to process this request.

  • NOTE: Please ensure you have a permit, or we cannot submit the request. 

  • We do not provide transportation for the permit testing

  •  For Permit and Driver's License information, please use this Link

Click Here to Submit a Request