Welcome To A Better Chance Of Westport

“I Know My Limits But I Don’t Limit Myself.”
— Rhyse McLean, SHS '13

Since 2002, A Better Chance of Westport has been giving motivated, outstanding minority youth, the opportunity to achieve their dreams through education.  With the support of their families, our scholars apply to this life-changing program in the hope of achieving a better future.  It is our belief that these young men, through their experiences while attending Staples High School, one of Connecticut's and the nation's top performing high schools, and in their involvement with the Westport community, will become successful members of society, capable of leading the way not only for themselves but also for others who will follow.

For over 100 years, the anti-Defamation League has used its voice to build mutual respect among communities. Now, through VOICES: A Concert For Unity, ADL will use the power of music to convene people of different backgrounds and beliefs from across our area, celebrate our similarities and differences, and forge meaningful relationships.

EMCEE ~ Paul Shaffer

VOICE PERFORMERS:  Plain White T’s, Paul Shaffer, Suzanne Vega, Garland Jeffreys, Napoleon da Legend, Adam Kaplan, Alisan Porter, Double Up Dance, Justin Honigstein, Chris Coogan, Good New Choir, Pivot Ministries Choir, Haneef Burrell, Orpehnians (2016-2017), ABCD Brigeport, Keys, “FRANK!” (Fairfield School of Rock), Suzanne Cover Mescher, Neighborhood Studios

All-Star Cast Raises Voices For ADL by Dan Woog

Click Here For More Information About The VOICES Event & Tickets


A Better Chance of Westport is a Non-Profit Partner of the VOICES Concert

Our Past Presidents & Current President

Our Past Presidents & Current President

SHS Senior, Mannasses & His Host Mom

SHS Senior, Mannasses & His Host Mom

MARCH 17, 2018

Rolling Hills Country Club

Alumni & Merrill Boehmer, House Cook

Alumni & Merrill Boehmer, House Cook

SHS Senior, Sam & His Host Parents

SHS Senior, Sam & His Host Parents

About US

Find out about our organization.  Learn about our history and mission and also read about our scholars, alumni, staff, board of directors and this year's newsletter.

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Dream event 2017 - Our seniors & Past Presidents' Tribute