WHAT IS GREAT EXPECTATIONS?
Great Expectations is a statewide initiative designed to help foster youth complete high school, gain access to a community college education and transition successfully from the foster care system to living independently.
- BUILDING THE BOND:
Youth who pursue post-secondary 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.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Students may enter the program at any time by meeting with the Great Expectations Advisor and submitting an application.
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.