What is Great Expectations

GE_logo_RGBGreat 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. 


Participants will:

  • Receive guidance in making choices on college and/or career
  • Learn about Germanna’s student support services (Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Counseling, Tutoring Services, and Student Success Coaching)
  • Life skills training
  • Assistance with overcoming barriers to success, including housing, financial hardships, and employment
  • Attend monthly dinners and events
  • Be paired with a current Germanna Community College Great Expectations mentor

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

  • Award/Certificate of Completion
  • Closing ceremony 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.”