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Virginia program celebrates success helping foster kids through college

(PHOTO: L. Owens / WCYB)

A program helping foster youth continue their education is saying thank you to donors.

It's called "Great Expectations" and is offered through most Virginia community colleges.

Counselors at the colleges help these kids who don't have the family support system other students have.

Counselors and participants from the three Southwest Virginia community colleges came together to say thanks to donors and tell their stories.

"It's been a great support system for me. I know I wouldn't have been near as successful without great expectations. They helped me in times when I was really in need with car repairs, security deposits, things like that," program graduate Brittany Fuller said.

The program has served more than 3-thousand students across the state since it started in 2008.

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