Car Buying Tips Available For Foster Care Participants
By Space Coast Daily // April 19, 2013
Set For April 19 In Melbourne
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – For many, buying a first car can be stressful and sometimes overwhelming. To help make the experience a little easier for young adults who recently exited foster care, Transitions is coordinating a workshop in April to provide practical tips on how to find and buy a car.
It is open to young adults ages 18 to 23 who have recently transitioned from and those 17-years-old who are currently in foster care. Lunch will be provided.
Guest speakers include Deborah Blair, Community Credit Union of Florida education program director, and Greg Giertych, indirect lending/auto scout, who will lead the discussion and provide information about topics such as what one needs to know and have when preparing to buy a car, how to conduct an online search, and how to apply for a loan.
Following lunch, workshop participants will meet at Harbor City Auto Sales, near Dustin’s, where owner Don Poussard Jr. will provide information about how to test drive a car and how to perform basic automobile maintenance. He’ll also answer any questions participants may have about the car-buying experience.
Transportation and gas card options are available for those interested in attending. Participants may bring their child/children if they are not able to arrange for child care.
Founded 60 years ago by members of Brevard Public Schools, Community Credit Union of Florida is a federally-insured financial institution and continues to operate as a not-for-profit, member-owned, financial cooperative. Anyone who lives or works in Brevard, Indian River, Osceola, Orange, Polk, and Volusia counties is welcome to be a member. CCU has long-standing commitment to the community to provide free financial education with a special emphasis on working with young adults seeking to make informed choices for their financial future.
The “Tips on Finding and Buying a Car” workshop is part of a monthly series coordinated by Transitions, a community-based program focused on improving the long-term quality of life for young adults in Brevard County who have exited foster care and are entering adulthood.
For more information, call 321-217-8179 or visit www.transitionsbrevard.org.