All the ABC Scholars at the 2019 Graduation Party
Angie & E'Sachi with their Host Moms, Kristin Kosnick & Karen Elders
Angie with the Horan kids
E'Sachi & Angie with Resident Directors Peter & Beth Horan
E'Sachi with her family and Host Family, the Kosnicks
Angie with her Mom and Host Family, the Elders
Yvette with all the ABC scholars
Representatives from Talmadge Hill Church presented both graduates with Macbooks as they head off to college
ABC Car Wash Fundraiser
ABC 2018 Gala
Fun in the kitchen

Thanks to A Little Something White in Darien!

Thank you to Kim Major and her team at A Little Something White in Darien for making our Seniors, Angie and E’Sachi look so beautiful in their prom dresses.

The 2019 Raffle Winners!

1st Prize - Laura Fitzpatrick
2nd Prize - Doug Scott
3rd Prize - Nancy Batley

Thanks to everyone who participated in this great annual tradition!

Girls make lasting memories at Darien Non-Profit

When E’Sachi Smalls was searching for high school programs, she wanted one that would provide the comforts of home but also one that would foster independence. She found what she was looking for, and much more, at A Better Chance... Read full article here

Video Overview of ABC in Darien

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!

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.

Our Mission

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.

A History of Success

In operation since 1981, 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.

See our Alumni list here

ABC girls back in 1984: Liz, Rosa, Kathy, Orglyn and Toni

ABC National

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,