HENRY COUNTY, VA – The Great Expectations program at Patrick & Henry Community College was awarded $2,000.
This was part of emergency funds from the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education and Anthem Healthkeepers.
P&HCC says the funding will assist the program’s students by providing direct student funding in emergency situations, including but not limited to food and housing insecurities, transportation issues, academic supply needs, and childcare expenses.
“Many of our students rely on scholarships and other assistance to stay in school. We are so grateful to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) for their continued support and assistance in securing these important funds from Anthem HealthKeepers,” said P&HCC Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and P&HCC Foundation Executive Director Tiffani Underwood.
The program empowers Virginia’s foster youth through active support and access to higher education, according to the community college.
The mission is to mitigate barriers for students who have experienced foster care as they complete a course of study.
Students are paired with an adult coach to work together to assess student skills and interests and plan for the student’s future.