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Foster Care Youth

Foster Youth + PVCC = Perfect Match!

PVCC's Great Expectations program is a statewide program that helps current and former foster youth between the ages of 13 and 24 in Central Virginia to gain access to a community college education and transition successfully to living independently.

Using PVCC resources and working with community agencies and individuals, Great Expectations serves 40 to 50 students annually with a full menu of academic, career and support services. The program has an advisory board with representatives from social service and other agencies and individuals who have a passion for the welfare of foster youth.


If you are a foster youth, please submit the Great Expectations Student Information Form.

Get Involved!

If you would like to learn more about Great Expectations and how you or your group can help or if you would like to refer a foster youth, please contact Helen Dempsey-Henofer, Great Expectations advisor, at hdempsey-henofer@pvcc.edu or 434.961.5314.