Support Us and Get Involved!

There are two main ways to help ABC in Darien:

Make a Donation

To provide financial support to ABC in Darien please click on the "Donate" button here:

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After making your donation you will receive an email receipt for tax deduction purposes.
ABC in Darien is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and registered with Tax ID is EIN: 06-1030004.
Please consider adding us to your estate planning. Life insurance policies often include a charity beneficiary.

Or Donate by mail

Contributions should be made payable to "A Better Chance in Darien" and sent to:

A Better Chance in Darien
P.O. Box 3204
Darien, CT 06820

(provide your address so we can thank you)

Please contact us if you have any questions!


Interested in becoming a Host Family, a Board Member, a Friend of the Board, or a Scholar Driver?

Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering to help ABC in Darien.

Volunteer Opportunities at A Better Chance in Darien!  

Join our Board or be a Host Family

Amaya and her host sibling.

A Better Chance (ABC) is a national program that recruits academically promising and motivated students of color from urban areas and places them in high schools that nurture their talent.  ABC in Darien has 8 young female scholars that, during the school year, live in the ABC house on Tokeneke Rd. with Resident Directors, and attend Darien High School. All of our graduates go on to competitive four-year colleges including MIT, Amherst, Syracuse, George Washington University, UVA, UNC, Franklin and Marshall and Cornell, among many others.

The ABC Board is currently seeking community volunteers to serve on its Board.  A desire to help promising young women pursue their dreams and a willingness to jump in and help with committee responsibilities are all that’s required. Committees include finance, fundraising, public relations, selection, grant writing, administration, transportation, enrichment, college counseling, and summer study abroad, among others. Have another talent that you think would be helpful?  Please let us know!

We are also looking for host families for our two incoming freshman in August. We match each scholar with a host family in Darien who hosts that student one weekend per month in their home. Ideally, the host family has another child at DHS, preferably a freshman or sophomore. Very special and long-time bonds form! It takes a village!  Please join us!

Learn more about ABC in Darien here

Our program is entirely funded through donations!

If you are interested in serving on the ABC Board, becoming a Host family or have any questions, please contact us here.

Ashley with the Hayes host family