Why Great Expectations?
More than 500 children in the Virginia foster care system age out each year. Without social and/or family support, foster youth experience significant challenges living on their own. However, with access to educational and training resources, foster youth can find fulfilling, family-sustaining employment. Great Expectations offers support and assistance to foster youth to overcome the barriers to educational and training resources. Thus, allowing them the opportunity to fulfill all of their hopes and dreams.
Great Expectations' mission is to serve current and former foster youth through providing resources, tools, information and guidance to empower them in reaching their educational and career goals while assisting them in their transition into a healthy and successful adulthood.
Great Expectations' vision is to witness more than half of the foster youth at PVCC receive a degree and/or credential that will move them toward self-sufficiency. We hope to be able to assist the foster youth at PVCC set and meet goals for their future including continuing their education and find a career path that leads them to a promising future.