PVCC’s Great Expectations program is a statewide program that helps current and former foster youth in Central Virginia to gain access to a community college education and transition successfully to living independently. Using PVCC resources and working with community agencies and individuals, Great Expectations serves 40 to 50 students annually with a full menu of academic, career and support services. The program has an advisory board with representatives from social service and other agencies and individuals who have a passion for the welfare of foster youth.