Great Expectations Program


Great Expectations - Fostering Powerful Change

In 2008, the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education launched an initiative aimed at improving the lives of youth in the Virginias foster care system. Hear from VCCS Chancellor Dubois

Great Expectations helps Virginia’s foster youth complete high school, gain access to a community college education and transition successfully from the foster care system to living independently. Great Expectations provides a Campus Coach to support young adults’ ages 16-24 prepare for college and career readiness at LFCC.

Watch a Video: Great Expectations: Building the Bond

Youth who pursue postsecondary education and professional training are better able to hold a job, obtain health care and make a contribution to society. Virginia has the highest percentage of teens aging out of the foster care system without a permanent home – ranking last of all states in the U.S. Currently, over 54% of foster youth who age out of the system at 18 will become homeless or unstably housed.

How can I help?

Donate Now  Great Expectations is funded through private donations to the LFCC Foundation. Donations cover the cost of a coach and mentor, college program development, student activities and access to a crisis fund. Please join our partners in supporting  this vital program.

Donations for student activities are also accepted. Click here for a list of student needs

What Next?

Students may enter the program at any time by meeting with the Great Expectations Coach and submitting an application. Contact:

Whitney Scruggs
Whitney Scruggs
Great Expectations Advisor

The GE Office is located in Room 607, Fairfax Hall, Middletown Campus

Monday – closed

Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday – 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday – 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.

*Summer and holiday hours may vary.

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