A Better Chance in Darien
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f9c72d6a2oCongratulations Jenelsy!


Jenelsy has graduated DHS with Honors. She is now studying at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster PA.


Also, Jenelsy was awarded a $5000 scholarship from First County Bank! Huge thanks to them and...


Best of Luck, Jenelsy!

The 2018 Raffle Winners!


1st Prize - Peggy Peoples

2nd Prize - Matt Bennett

3rd Prize - Pat Cage


Thanks to everyone who participated in this great annual tradition! All winners donated their prizes back to ABC in Darien. As a result, the event raised over $17,000 to support the program activities.


See this great article!


"Meet your neighbors... the ABC House"


Our Resident Directors!


Peter and Beth Horan!

Beth and Peter have been married for thirty years and raised four children in Darien, all of whom have now left the nest. They are thoroughly enjoying living with such smart, vivacious, and joy-filled girls. Their family members have visited the house and fit right in, enjoying the scholars’ company during game night and dance-a-thons in the kitchen. Beth and Peter look forward to planning many more fun activities with the girls and to being there to love, support and nurture them in the weeks and months to come.

Get an Energy Audit and Support ABC at the same time!


save EnergyThe Darien Energy and Recycling Advisory Committee wants you to save money and cut your energy bills. To do so, the town has teamed up with Eversource and Home Energy Solutions to offer a home energy audit. The audit costs $124 and you receive more than $1000 in products and services: LED light bulbs, water saving devices, Air sealing on windows and doors, safety tests on HVAC, a full report on your energy use and ways you can save even more!


The average home will save about $200 per year after the changes implemented as a result of the energy audit.


Best of all, you are helping your community! ABC in Darien will receive a $25 donation for every Darien home that undertakes an energy audit!


Call 877-Wise-Use or visit EnergizeCT.com/HES to learn more and sign up!



To provide scholarships to academically talented girls of color from underserved communities allowing them to realize their academic and social potential while living in Darien and attending DHS.



History of Success


In 35 years of operation, ABC in Darien Scholars have been Presidents of the DHS student body, National Honor Society members and Captains of several athletic teams. 100% of graduates have gone on to four-year colleges. Many have continued on to graduate schools and careers in law, teaching and architecture.

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A Better Chance, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. For more information or to apply to attend an A Better Chance program, go to the ABC National website, www.abetterchance.org.

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A Better Chance in Darien

P.O. Box 3204

Darien, CT 06820

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