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

  • Mentor and support Wake County foster care youth in completing a diploma, certificate or degree at Wake Tech Community College
  • Increase the number of former foster youth transferring to bachelor's degree programs
  • Decrease the number of high school dropouts among foster youth by providing a pathway to higher education
  • Help 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:

  • Wake Tech student and legal resident of any North Carolina county
  • High school diploma or GED on file before Fall semester begins
  • 18 to 24 years of age
  • FBF application completed and submitted by October 15th of each year.