A Better Chance in Darien
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Girls make lasting memories at Darien Non-Profit


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Thanks to Kirby Girl!


Kirby Girl, the boutique on Brook Street in Darien, is generously donating all the proceeds from their "Guess the Gumball machine" to ABC in Darien!


Check out more about this on their Instagram page here. And see the Kirby Girl website here!


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!


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.



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 38 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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