WSCC offering free ”Alive at 25” driving courses

Walters State will offer free Alive at 25 courses to drivers age 15-25. The class is funded through a grant from State Farm Insurance.

This highly-interactive course prepares students to make safe and legal decisions quickly while driving. The program was developed by the National Safety Council.

Classes will be offered as follows:

•Newport Center, Oct. 4, 5-9 p.m.

•Online through video conference using Zoom:

Oct 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and

Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

“Alive at 25” teaches the importance of personal responsibility and decision-making skills for drivers ages 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.

“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.

Classes are taught by Gary Lowe, retired operations manager for the Morristown Police Department. Lowe has 37 years of experience in law enforcement.

Students who complete the class receive a certificate. Some insurance companies offer a discount for completing “Alive at 25.”

To register, visit:

For more information, contact Cardwell-Hampton at `423-585-6756 or