Great Expectations Program for Foster Youth

Foster Youth + PVCC = Perfect Match!

PVCC's Great Expectations program is part of a statewide program that helps current and former foster care youth in 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 approximately 193 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 care youth.

Here are some of the benefits of joining Great Expectations:

  • Guidance in making college and career choices
  • Assistance in navigating through PVCC's supportive services (Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Tutoring and Counseling)
  • Getting connected with community resources and services
  • Monthly activities and group events
  • One-on-One Mentoring
  • Support to overcome the barriers to success through coaching and emergency assistance services

Just to name a few....

Want to refer a student to the Great Expectations program?

Complete and submit the Great Expectations Referral Application. Once received, Great Expectations will contact you to confirm the submission and gather additional information.

Want to apply to PVCC and the Great Expectations Program?

Complete the PVCC's Online Application. Then register for Great Expectations. Are you interested in industry certification and professional licensure courses? If so, you can also register for Workforce classes and still participate in the Great Expectations Program.

Once your application is received, Great Expectations will contact you to set up an appointment to visit PVCC and meet with the Great Expectations staff.

Want to Get Involved!

If you would like to learn more about Great Expectations and how you or your group can help please contact the PVCC's Great Expectations Advisor, La'Tisha Jackson, at (o) 434.961.5314 or (e)