3 A Better Chance of Westport

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Welcome to A Better Chance of Westport

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 game-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.

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A Personal Note of Gratitude from A Better Chance of Westport

We are grateful to the many generous sponsors and donors who attended our annual Dream Event for A Better Chance of Westport on March 28. Your participation goes a long way to funding this outstanding program.

We salute all of the selfless families and individuals who have helped make our program so successful for more than a dozen years now – all the great host families, volunteers, drivers, tutors, counselors, field trip coordinators and chaperones, and others who have enabled us to offer this rare opportunity for our scholars.

Looking for Resident Directors

We are currently looking for a new Resident Director(s) or a couple to fill this critical role in our organization. The scholars live together with the Resident Director(s) in the A Better Chance residential house close to Staples High School. The Resident Director(s) are responsible for the day–to-day supervision of the scholars’ activities and the operation of the house and staff. In addition, the RDs are responsible for coordination with others within the A Better Chance organization to maximize the scholars’ experiences and opportunities within the school and community.

Looking for Resident Directors

This is an exciting and critical position for our organization and those interested are encouraged to apply before May 20th by submitting a resume and cover letter to residentdirector@abetterchanceofwestport.org.

Click for the RDs Job Description below...

RDs Job Description

Bolton Valley Weekend

To hear about the scholars' adventures in Bolton Valley a few weeks ago, please click on the link below to read the article written by our very own, Christoper Morales '16.

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Dream Event 2014 Moments...

Thank you to all of our donors:
Attendees, Non-attendees & Auction Items

"The A Better Chance Dream Event was - as it always is - one of the most emotional, warm and beneficial (as in fundraising) nights of the year."

Dan Woog (March '14)