About the Program

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Great Expectations

The Great Expectations Program was launched at VHCC in Fall 2008 and, since then, has continued to expand to other community colleges across the commonwealth. The goal of the program is to make a community college education available and easily accessible for all foster youth in Virginia.

Great Expectations helps the region’s foster youth complete high school, gain access to a community college education and transition successfully from the foster care system to living independently. The program helps ensure that young people have the personal connections and community support they need to live productive and fulfilling lives. Key components include:

  • Individualized tutoring
  • Help applying for college admission and financial aid
  • Career exploration and coaching
  • Help applying for and keeping a job
  • Life skills training, including managing finances
  • Personalized counseling
  • Student mentors

For more information about the Great Expectations program visit the VCCS Great Expectations Website and Blog.


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