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.