Our 2022-23 ABC in Darien Scholars!
Our new freshman, Yainnix and Cassy!
Scholars visit 5 colleges: Villanova, Drexel, UPenn, Lehigh & Lafayette
A Day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ready for a great year!
ABC scholars volunteering at the Darien Road Race
Ice Skating in 2022!
A day at the beach!
2022 Prom
Broadway show! Michael Jackson Live 2022
#1 High School in CT

Darien High School ranked the #1 High School in Connecticut!

US News & World Report has ranked DHS as the #1 high school in Connecticut. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college. Read more

Scholars attend Yale vs Howard football game with Osaru

One of our board members, Lynn, generously recently took the scholars to the Yale vs Howard football game on October 1.  And who joined in on the fun? Osaru! (ABC in Darien 2022 Alumni)

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 Juniors‘ and Seniors’ prom so special. Keziah and Ashley look beautiful in their prom dresses.

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

Karys and Osaru are excited about their college careers!

Karys selected Tufts University for how well it aligns with her desire to study global public health as a pre-med student.

Osaru is at Yale University and is excited to major in neuroscience on the pre-med track as she pursues her goal to become an OB-GYN.

Our Mission

To provide scholarships to high-achieving young women of color, supporting and encouraging them to realize their academic and leadership potential while living in Darien and attending Darien High School.

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, www.ABetterChance.org