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Winners Selected for the Youth Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

We are pleased to announce the winners for the second of three essay contests for 2017. Before doing so, we wanted to thank everyone that participated. We wish we could award everyone that participated a five hundred dollar scholarship prize. That said, everyone that participated is a truly a winner, in that you are serving your country by volunteering your efforts in order that circumstances should be better for those you are serving. And that truly is the best prize of all.  So thank you for that. You all should be applauded for your commitment to fostering a better world.  As you all know, if there is anytime where  love, compassion, and service is needed, it’s now. With the recent hurricane events in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico, and other similar events around the world, compounded by issues of racial and economic inequality, it’s so important we do all we can to ease the suffering of others, however small the gesture might be, it all makes a difference.

And now to announce the winners for the second 2017 Essay Contest.

For the staff favorite, Tiernan Ramer, “Tiernan’s Soles”. Tiernan has been volunteering for nearly five years now, collecting thousands of pairs of shoes and donating them to those in need. Great job Tiernan!

Youth Forward Scholarship Summer 2017 – Tiernan’s Soles

For most shared essay, with a whopping four thousand and fifty votes! Adara DeNiro, “Shining Students”. Adara has been mentoring children with learning difficulties in the Little Teacher’s Club program. Awesome work Adara!

Youth Forward Scholarship Summer 2017 – Shining Students

Great job to the both of you and congratulations!

Ideally there would be no need for scholarship contests, and each and every citizen would be assured a free college education.

As you know, a high school degree does not go too far these days, and to limit one’s access to education and their God given potential because of a lack of resources should not be what we as a country stand for. So, this is also up to you — to declare that you wish for college tuition be granted as a right and not just an option for some, but a right for all. I do hope you will get involved in bringing about this change. Bless you all.

Winners Selected for the Youth Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

We are happy to announce the winners of the first of three Youth Forward Scholarship Contests for the year 2017. Before doing do so, we wanted to thank everyone that participated in the contest. The essays were very inspiring and hoMaking a better worldnestly it was very difficult to choose a winner. Each and everyone of you that dedicated your time for the upliftment of this world, in whatever form or function that might be, is truly a winner. And thank you for that. Just as we thank our soldiers for protecting our country by serving in the military, your efforts are to also be applauded. Because you are choosing to make a difference in this world through acts of love and peace in order that the world be a more just place to live in. And it is your generation that will be responsible for making decisions for this world soon. And those decisions which are made with a caring, loving, and giving heart are what will save our world from all the challenges we currently face. And we face many challenges, as you all know. But in deciding to not sit by idly but to actually make a difference through our efforts, I am certain we will overcome them. You are all testament to that. So thanks again for all your submissions and truly great stories of how you are choosing to make a difference in the world.

For the highest vote count and most shared essay the winner is Kaitlin Williams.  Kaitlin’s essay, “A Heart For Service”,  outlines her commitment, passion, and dedication to the volunteer spirit. Congratulations Kaitlin, great job!

Youth Forward Scholarship 2017 – A Heart for Service

 

For the Staff Favorite, and second most shared essay, Louise Amaris Sanchez, “Pawsome Way to Help”. In Louise’s essay we learn about her commitment to and compassion for animals and their well being. Pawsome job Louise!!

Youth Forward Scholarship 2017 – Pawsome Way to Help

 

Great job to the both of you and congratulations!

Ideally there would be no need for scholarship contests, and each and every citizen would be assured a free college education.

As you know, a high school degree does not go too far these days, and to limit one’s access to education and their God given potential because of a lack of resources should not be what we as a country stand for. So, this is also up to you — to declare that you wish for college tuition be granted as a right and not just an option for some, but a right for all. I do hope you will get involved in bringing about this change. Bless you all.

Winners Selected for the Youth Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

We are happy to announce the winners of the first of three Youth Forward Scholarship Contests for the year 2017. Before doing do so, we wanted to thank everyone that participated in the contest. The essays were very inspiring and hoMaking a better worldnestly it was very difficult to choose a winner. Each and everyone of you that dedicated your time for the upliftment of this world, in whatever form or function that might be, is truly a winner. And thank you for that. Just as we thank our soldiers for protecting our country by serving in the military, your efforts are to also be applauded. Because you are choosing to make a difference in this world through acts of love and peace in order that the world be a more just place to live in. And it is your generation that will be responsible for making decisions for this world soon. And those decisions which are made with a caring, loving, and giving heart are what will save our world from all the challenges we currently face. And we face many challenges, as you all know. But in deciding to not sit by idly but to actually make a difference through our efforts, I am certain we will overcome them. You are all testament to that. So thanks again for all your submissions and truly great stories of how you are choosing to make a difference in the world.

 

For the highest vote count and most shared essay the winner is Alden Liang. Good work Alden! Alden had a winning essay through most shares in the previous contest. Going forward, to be fair to all entrants, a winner of a previous essay contest can not submit a new essay to enter into subsequent contests. Great work none the less Alden of your community volunteer work!

Youth Forward Scholarship Winter 2016 – A Rewarding Experience

 

For the Staff Favorite, and second most shared essay, Maria Keller, “Changing The World One Book  At a Time”.

Youth Forward Scholarship Winter 2016 – Changing the World One Book At a Time

Maria has collected and donated over two million books in 2016. The books were then redistributed to schools and organizations and made available to their student body. You can learn more about Maria’s great efforts in improving literacy here.

Great job to the both of you and congratulations!

Ideally there would be no need for scholarship contests, and each and every citizen would be assured a free college education.

As you know, a high school degree does not go too far these days, and to limit one’s access to education and their God given potential because of a lack of resources should not be what we as a country stand for. So, this is also up to you — to declare that you wish for college tuition be granted as a right and not just an option for some, but a right for all. I do hope you will get involved in bringing about this change. Bless you all.

Winners Selected for the Youth Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

We are happy to announce the winners for the second series of the 2016 Youth Forward Scholarship Contest. Before doing do so, we wanted to thank everyone that participated in the contest. The essays were very inspiring and hoMaking a better worldnestly it was very difficult to choose a winner. Each and everyone of you that dedicated your time for the upliftment of this world, in whatever form or function that might be, is truly a winner. And thank you for that. Just as we thank our soldiers for protecting our country by serving in the military, your efforts are to also be applauded. Because you are choosing to make a difference in this world through acts of love and peace in order that the world be a more just place to live in. And it is your generation that will be responsible for making decisions for this world soon. And those decisions which are made with a caring, loving, and giving heart are what will save our world from all the challenges we currently face. And we face many challenges, as you all know. But in deciding to not sit by idly but to actually make a difference through our efforts, I am certain we will overcome them. You are all testament to that. So thanks again for all your submissions and truly great stories of how you are choosing to make a difference in the world.

Now to announce the winners. We initially set out to choose one winner, with the idea that the votes would play a big part in choosing the winner. Upon reading all the essays, we found that we wanted to honor the efforts of those took the time to share their essays with friends and getting high vote counts, but we also wanted to choose a winner irrespective of vote count — a staff favorite. So, we have decided to offer two prizes going forward, one for the highest vote count and the other as the staff favorite. And instead of offering one $1,500 scholarship prize, we will be offering a $1,000 scholarship prize to each of the winners. So without further ado the winners are,

For the highest vote count and most shared essay Alan Liang, Changing the World Through Community Service

For the Staff Favorite, Helen Kassa, Giving Hope to Kids Like Me

Ideally there would be no need for scholarship contests, and each and every citizen would be assured a free college education.
As you know, a high school degree does not go too far these days, and to limit one’s access to education and their God given potential because of a lack of resources should not be what we as a country stand for. So, this is also up to you — to declare that you wish for college tuition be granted as a right and not just an option for some, but a right for all. I do hope you will get involved in bringing about this change. Bless you all.

Learning Good Practices Doesn’t Stop with the Driver’s Test: Thoughts on Car Accident Injuries & Deaths

As a leader in online drivers education for teens in California, we often get focused on the immediate and practical tasks at hands, that is helping teens to learn the necessary skills to be able to pass the California DMV’s written driver test and then proceed to the necessary behind-the-wheel test. The goal for a teen is obviously to get a California drivers license. The great thing about our system is that not only can teens study for the test online but also we are helping many young men and young women to achieve their dream of becoming licensed drivers in the Golden State. It’s exciting! (more…)

Selecting the Best Online Drivers Ed in California – Some Thoughts

Of course, if you ask our opinion, we would consider ourselves the best online drivers education in California. To be honest, anyone who builds a business and is as committed as we are to safe teen driving, is going to think that their program is the best. However, we get many questions both over the Internet and via telephone, by interested teams who are trying to figure out the best online drivers ed program in California.

In that spirit, here are some thoughts about how to select the best online driver’s ed program for you. (You can read some of the official DMV information, here, admittedly more about the behind-the-wheel process, but still food for thought.)

Three Things to Think about vis-a-vis the Best Drivers Ed Training

First, let’s talk about passing the driver’s ed test in California, the one that is required to get your learners permit. Whether you are in Bakersfield, Eureka, Santa Monica, or Union City, it doesn’t really matter. As a teen, you are definitely motivated to start the process of getting your license to drive. You want to pass; we get that. Any good course will help you with the knowledge that you need to pass the drivers permit test. However, when selecting a service, make sure that it is certified by the Department of Motor Vehicles, and that it has a good track record on educating drivers.

However, no one can guarantee that you will pass. We can only give you the tools to make it as easy as possible, but, of course, you do need to study in order to pass.

Best Online Drivers Education in California

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Second, let’s talk about the beauty of an online course. While, certainly, in terms of your drivers test, you will need behind the wheels practice, the beauty of the online environment is that you can study for your test virtually anywhere. It could be in your room at your computer, or at the local coffee shop. It doesn’t really matter, one of the reasons that our course is one of the best driver’s ed courses in California is because of the beauty of this online environment.

Third, let’s talk about cheap. Now, we understand that all teams are short on money. However, cheap isn’t always the best, as you want the tools that will help you succeed. Your time is also valuable, and having to retake the test several times will drive up your costs in every possible way. So don’t just choose the cheapest course, choose a course that is really going to get you over that finish line.

Got Questions? Call us about our Online Drivers Education Process

In summary, we certainly believe that we produce the best online driver’s ed in California. There are other good courses out there, for sure, but if you have any questions please reach out to us. Our goal is to get you to pass the test, and to educate you to be a safe teen driver here in the Golden state.

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Can You Take Drivers Ed Online in California?

We are firmly committed to the Internet, as one of the best online courses in driver’s education in California. Funny thing, however, we get a lot of bizarre questions. Young people today want to do everything on the Internet, and or on their mobile phones. But some things, cannot be done online. Use your imagination!

Can You Take Drivers Ed Online in California?

This brings us to one of the more popular questions : “Can you take Drivers Ed online?” Well, of course you can. The Department of Motor Vehicles has certified courses such as our own as preparation for the written portions of the test. In order to get a license to drive a vehicle in California, one needs to pass both a written and a behind the wheel test.

Drivers Ed Online

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So, if the question is as simple as is their online drivers Ed that will help you pass the written test, the answer is yes. The Department of Motor Vehicles recognizes that technology has evolved, and it allows you to take a preparatory course, such as our own, in how to drive, and that course can be completed online.

Behind the Wheel is, Behind the Wheel

However, the behind the wheel portion, of course, must be taken behind the wheel. So far, the Department of Motor Vehicles is not allowing people to simulate this portion of the test simply online. Perhaps, someday, virtual reality will evolve to that point, and we can certainly see the use of simulators as helpful in teaching people how to drive. Indeed, the use of simulators has a long history in the education of drivers in many states.

However, despite the addiction of many teams to the Internet and their phones, you cannot complete the entire process online. You can however, take and prepare for the written test using an online system. Good luck!


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California’s Online Drivers Education Leader, DmvEdu.org Announces Scholarship Winners

Los Angeles, California – May 29, 2016. DmvEdu.org, a top-rated provider of driver’s education online for California residents at https://www.dmvedu.org/, is proud to announce that it has selected the winners in its ‘Youth Forward’ scholarship and essay contest. The Youth Forward scholarship seeks to reward a commitment to volunteerism among young people close to driving age (whether older or younger). To apply, applicants needed to submit an essay of less than 500 words in Microsoft Word format. (more…)

Youth Forward 2016 – Our Winners Supporting Teen Volunteerism

We’ve concluded our review of submissions for our “Youth Forward” scholarship. In addition to running one of the best online drivers education systems in California, our mission has been to encourage and support those teens that “give back” to their communities through volunteerism. The response to our scholarship essay contest was tremendous. Clearly, the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in this generation! (more…)

California’s Online Drivers Education Leader, DMVEdu.org Announces Featured Essays for ‘Youth Forward’ Scholarship

Berkeley, California – April 29, 2016. DmvEdu.org, a top-rated provider of driver’s education online for California residents at https://www.dmvedu.org/, is proud to announce that it has featured four exemplary essays submitted to its ‘youth forward’ scholarship program. Open to High School and college students from across the United States, and not just California, the scholarship program is based on an essay contest that will award three $1500 scholarships in support of college education.

“The response to our call for essay submissions has been tremendous, and not just from big California cities like Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Diego or Bakersfield,” explained Azhar Mirza, Managing Director of DmvEdu.org. He continued, “In fact, we are featuring four non-California submissions in our first post; all exemplify the spirit of philanthropy that we are seeking to encourage in young people today. ”

Berkeley Drivers Education Online

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To read excerpts of the four submissions, as well as click over to them in toto, interested parties are pointed to https://www.dmvedu.org/2016/04/yf-excerpts/. There, one can also learn more about the scholarship at https://www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/. High school counselors as well as financial aid offices in California are urged to reach out to DmvEdu.org to see how they can jointly promote this innovative scholarship opportunity.

Scholarship Details

The Youth Forward scholarship seeks to reward a commitment to volunteerism among young people close to driving age (whether older or younger). To apply, applicants need to submit an essay of less than 500 words in Microsoft Word format. Questions to be answered in the essay include the area chosen for volunteer service, the hours per week, the biggest challenge, the most satisfying experience, and what has been learned by the volunteer engagement.

Qualities in Common

While the four featured essays are not the winners, they have been selected for what they show about the correct spirit in terms of volunteerism. First and foremost, each of the essayists all tried. It might seem obvious, but they put digital pen to digital paper and described their commitment to volunteerism in 2016. One can’t win, if one doesn’t try, and one can’t change the world just by thinking about it. Action must be taken. All of these four authors are “taking action” to make the world a better place, and “taking action” by submitting their essays. Second, they all have focused on unique and different ways to make a difference. There is no one single calling for all people: one might find it important to identify and locate backpacks for needy kids, whereas another works in a homeless shelter. One isn’t better, or worse: but both are different and unique. Find a niche, and fill it. Third, a commitment to doing good knows no geographic boundary. Of course, DMVedu.org is here in California, with HQ in Berkeley, but the leading online drivers education service finds inspiration all over the country from Mississippi to Alabama to Detroit and to Virginia. Wherever a young person is, he or she can make a difference: one need not to travel thousands of miles! Finally, each essay exhibits a commitment to the process as well as the outcome. It’s not about “fixing” society, it’s about “participating” in making it better. Don’t get discouraged that society can’t be fixed in a jiffy.

About DmvEdu.org

DMVEdu.org is a top-rated website providing California drivers ed online as well as online traffic school programs certified by the California DMV. Many people come to the site looking for an easy way to find California drivers training online or to learn about the requirements and even take a California driver practice test. Certified by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the beauty of the website programs is that one can satisfy DMV requirements at the convenience of a computer.

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