Keys to Success


We match the car savings of youth in foster care between 16 and 26 years old, and provide guidance buying a safe, reliable car on a budget.


Getting a driver’s license and your first car is a rite of passage for most young people and opens doors for job opportunities, and education and gives freedom and mobility to do the things they need. Since the inception of this program, we have helped 14 youth buy their first car. Youth in care experience many obstacles to obtaining their license and purchasing a car from costly driver’s education fees, not having someone to teach them to drive, and then, of course the costs of buying and maintaining a car.


Keys to Success addresses these obstacles by:


Frequently Asked Questions

I don't have my driver's license yet, can I apply?

Contact Emily Seay, at, and she will help you get set up in Driver’s Education and will discuss your car-buying goals once you have your license.

I know I need a car, but I don't know a lot about them.

Part of the Keys to Success Program is education about car ownership so that you can be informed and prepared for having a car. 

What is the service area for this program?

Young adults who are currently or have aged out of foster care and are living in our 30-county service area are eligible to apply for the Keys to Success program. Our service area follows the Department of Child and Protective Services Region 7 counties

What are some ways I can get involved with this program?

We need volunteers who are mechanics or car experts that can give guidance and expert opinions while shopping for used cars that give the youth in this program the best possible car for their budget.

If you have additional questions about Keys to Success, please contact Emily Seay at