(This is a 3 hour hands-on course)
B.R.A.K.E.S Teen Pro-Active Driving School is a three-hour program that partners your teen with professional driving instructors to teach the skills of defensive driving in a controlled, hands-on environment.
This life-saving experience is fun for your teen and they will leave with a great level of confidence. The bonus is that parents are offered a chance to get behind the wheel and experience some of the same courses as the teens.
If the school is free why do I need to send in a $99 refundable deposit?
B.R.A.K.E.S. classes are free to all, but we require a $99 refundable deposit via check to secure your reservation. This deposit is necessary simply to ensure that families show up to the class. Without it, the percentage of NO SHOWS increases significantly.
NO SHOWS waste valuable charity resources, including the cost of vehicles, professional instructors, and volunteers that B.R.A.K.E.S. assembles for each program to ensure that the experience will exceed all expectations. Worse, NO SHOWS deprive other teens and parents that are waiting for the opportunity to attend the B.R.A.K.E.S. driving experience.
Your $99 check is not cashed. It will be brought to the class for which you registered and, at your request, returned to you at the completion of the class – though many attendees choose to leave their deposit as a donation after class.
If, however, you do not show up for the class, your $99 deposit is forfeited, and your check will be cashed and deposited.
There are TWO ways to secure a spot in a B.R.A.K.E.S. class.
Check: To be eligible for a full refund, your $99 deposit must be made by check and mailed to B.R.A.K.E.S. Your check will be held until the class date and brought to the B.R.A.K.E.S. class for which you registered. At the completion of the class, you have the option of picking up your check or leaving it as a donation to B.R.A.K.E.S. If you choose to leave your check with B.R.A.K.E.S. (a 501(c)3 charity organization), your contribution is tax deductible, and a tax donation receipt will be automatically emailed to you after the class.
Credit Card: If you choose to pay via credit or debit card, your $99 deposit is non-refundable. Due to bank processing fees, we are unable to process credit card refunds after the class is taken. Your deposit will, however, be treated as a tax-deductible donation, and a tax donation receipt will be emailed to you after the class.
B.R.A.K.E.S. is a 501(c)3 charity organization. Our mission is to prevent injuries and save lives by training and educating teenage drivers and their parents. 86% of all donated funds go directly to the B.R.A.K.E.S. driving program. Just 8% of funds are used for administration and 6% for fundraising.
What do I do if classes are FULL?
If classes are FULL, click the "Waitlist Button" and you will be notified via email of any openings.
Do teens need to show proof of ID to enter the event?
Yes. Teens MUST bring their valid Permit or Driver's License to participate in our program.
Have teens take a cell phone photo of their ID as a backup.
What cars are used for the driving courses?
We use our school fleet (supplied by our sponsor, Kia Motors America).
Can I RESCHEDULE my teen?
Certainly, Login and check on class availability to reschedule.
What is the refund/cancellation policy?
If you are cancelling a class we must be notified by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 9:30am EST, on the Tuesday before your Saturday/Sunday class, otherwise we will keep your deposit as a donation to BRAKES and a Tax Donation letter will be emailed to you.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
The BRAKES Office: email@example.com or call 704-720-3806
Thank You and we look forward to seeing you and your teen at BRAKES!