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Great Expectations

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What is Great Expectations?

great expectations studentsGreat Expectations is a program at Germanna Community College for previous/current area foster care youth (ages 16-24). The program is an exciting way for participants to gain information about the services of the college, participate in a college experience, and receive one-on-one mentoring with a current faculty/staff or student from Germanna Community College. We also participate in monthly dinners and activities (sporting events, go karting, picnics, bowling, movie nights, college and university visits, etc.).

Participants will:

  • Receive guidance in making choices on college and/or career
  • Learn about Germanna's support services (Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, and Counseling)
  • Attend a college class
  • Attend monthly dinners and events
  • Be paired with a current Germanna Community College mentor

What do I receive for completing the program?

At the end of the Great Expectations Program, participants will receive a

  • Career Readiness Certificate (must be earned)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Closing banquet for family/friends

"The Great Expectations Program helps ensure that young people have the personal connections and community support they need to live productive and fulfilling lives."