Great Expectations

Great Expectations helps Virginia’s current and former foster youth gain access to community college education and transition successfully from higher education to a self-sustaining career. The program focuses on the value of a college education as the best way to prepare for a career pathway and achieve independence.

Great Expectations works with enrolled students to ensure their success in community college and beyond, connecting them to community resources, scholarship opportunities, and other support. Students can pursue an associate degree, get workforce training, and/or transfer to a four-year college—often for free!





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