Driving Behind The Screen


Maariyah Ford, Arts & Entertainment Editor

The after school program (YPI) offers classes for students that are interested in subjects such as drama, hip-hop, Zumba, and more.  YPI’s  assistant coordinator, Andreina Villasenor, has explained to me that in order to take the driver’s education class, students must fill out a application and have their parents sign it.  They must also have at least a 2.0 or  higher grade point average. He/she must type in all of his/her  information and when a student gets an access code, they can’t lie because all of his/her information is sent to the DMV.

The Driver’s Ed classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:30 – 5:00 pm, and Tuesday and Thursday are from 4:30 – 6:30. The students have to stay for at least one hour a day. The class is located at the learning center and it goes on for an entire year. The classroom atmosphere tends to be laid-back.

” I personally think it’s great. You save money, it’s different from regular classes, you don’t have to pay, and you’re allowed to listen to music, eat, and get help with homework,” Villasenor commented Driver’s Ed class.

She also mentioned that YPI classes start  in October and that students will  get free food and they don’t have to pay $60 or $70. However, the students won’t be able to do the behind the wheel test. They will have to go to the department of motor vehicles  to do that.