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'License to the Future' offers teens a chance to earn up to $500 towards driver's training costs

Purchases made through The Shop by Hagerty supported over 65 teens in 2019

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Teenagers who submit a short video or essay about why they are excited to drive are eligible to receive a financial boost from Hagerty to help cover the cost of driver's training.

Hagerty, the world's largest membership, insurance and media organization for enthusiast vehicles and owners, announces its 2020 driver’s education scholarship initiative ‘License to the Future.’

"We're thrilled to have supported over 65 aspiring drivers in 2019," said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. "The responses generated for 'License to the Future' demonstrate that young people are, in fact, excited to get behind the wheel. It's vital that we foster this enthusiasm early on in order to preserve the joy of driving for future generations."

Up to $500 per applicant will be awarded. Here's how eligible teens can be considered in 2020:

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 18 and plan to take driver's training within the next year.
  • Either a one-minute video or a 300-word essay answering the question, "Why are you excited to drive?" must be submitted to TheShop@Hagerty.com.

Those interested in participating will need to submit their entries prior to one of the four deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31, 2020. Chosen applicants will be notified in the month proceeding each deadline.

The Shop by Hagerty – which offers a wide variety of useful, sophisticated and fun automotive-themed products for men, women and children – donates 100% of its generated profits to "License to the Future." 

Here are just a few of the enthusiastic responses shared by last year's video entrants:

"I grew up in a house full of cool cars and great drivers. One of those drivers was my dad who left me his 1968 Camaro convertible before he passed away. He worked on this vehicle for many years doing a nut and bolt restoration. I would like to finish fixing up this car and eventually be able to drive it."

"I am excited to drive because it will be a monumental step to a life of independence."

"It's our time to change the course of history. I'm excited to drive because I am going to save the manual (transmission)."

A link to a 2019 'License to the Future' recap video can be found here

About Hagerty
Hagerty is an automotive lifestyle company dedicated to the love of driving. Hagerty is home to Hagerty Drivers ClubDriveShareHagerty Valuation Tools, Hagerty magazine and Motorsportreg, and is the world's largest provider of specialty insurance for the enthusiast vehicles. The company also supports keeping car culture alive for future generations through numerous youth programs and by supporting the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) and the RPM Foundation.

For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com.

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