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Free Driving Class Offered at Newport Center
July 20, 2021

The Alive at 25 Driver Safety Training Class will be offered free to students 15-24 on July 26, at the Walters State Newport Center. The class meets from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This class is funded by State Farm and developed by the National Safety Council. 
“Alive at 25” teaches the importance of personal responsibility and decision-making skills for drivers aged 15-24,” said Dr. Nicole Cardwell-Hampton, coordinator of youth programs in the college’s Division of Workforce Training.
Students may take this class before or after getting a driver’s license. The class is limited to 25 students. 
“Drivers between the ages of 15-24 are more likely than anyone else to be killed in a motor vehicle accident. Alive at 25 focuses on behavior, judgment, decision making and consequences. This class provides tools for making positive choices,” said Cardwell-Hampton.
The is taught by Gary Lowe, retired operations manager for the Morristown Police Department. Lowe has 37 years of experience in law enforcement.
To register, visit: For more information, contact Cardwell-Hampton at `423-585-6756 or
In the photo: A free “Alive at 25” driving class will be held at Walters State’s Newport Center July 26. From left, Dr. Nichole Cardwell-Hampton, coordinator of noncredit youth program at Walters State; student Mitchell Young and Gary Lowe, instructor, discuss the course.