Mission, Goals, & Eligibility
Help young adults who have transitioned out of Wake County’s foster care program to attend college, establish personal and education goals, earn a degree or marketable skills, learn vital life skills, and achieve lifelong independence.
Fostering Bright Futures & the Wake Tech Foundation are committed to the success of our students starting on day one by:
- mentoring and supporting Wake County foster care youth in completing a diploma, certificate or degree at Wake Tech Community College,
- increasing the number of former foster youth transferring to bachelor's degree programs,
- decreasing the number of high school dropouts among foster youth by providing a pathway to higher education, and
- helping former foster youth develop life skills and financial independence.
For a foster or former foster child to be eligible to participate in Fostering Bright Futures, they must:
- be a Wake Tech student and a legal resident of any North Carolina county,
- have a high school diploma or GED on file before the fall semester begins,
- be 18 to 24 years of age, and
- complete and submit the FBF application by October 15th of each year.