You can make a difference. Although affiliated with the National A Better Chance Organization, Westport’s A Better Chance Community School Program is self-supporting and managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. How can you help? Consider making a donation or purchasing a wish list item, sitting on one of our committees, becoming a volunteer driver (driving our scholars to and from their activities) or learning about our host family program.
HOST FAMILY PROGRAM
Our host family program is an important link between the scholars and the local community. Each scholar has two families that share the host family responsibilities. The scholar is welcomed into his host family home as a member of their family every Sunday and one weekend a month. Through Host Families, the scholars are given a “home away from home”, an opportunity to experience the community by participating in normal everyday family activities – from chores to social functions. This broadens the scholars’ experiences and often builds lasting relationships that become life-long friendships.
Almost every host family has days when a substitute family is needed. Each scholar has an alternate family for just such occasions. We also have a list of substitute families when the scholar’s alternate family isn’t available.
Our current host families are: Tina & Chris Cerrito; Hilary Nordholm & Adrian Hinojos, Dawn Kelk & John Withington; Nancy & Larry Portman; Marion Howard & Chris Coogan; Julie & David Sternberg; Corrie & Seth Neckritz; Tanya Clemons & Michael Hopkins; Andriene & Chris Johnson; Candace & Tom Banks; Abby Adis & Les Martel; Netta Levy & Mike Beebe.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the host family program.
Your donation allows us to provide our young scholars with an environment conducive to learning while also making them feel part of our community. By senior year, these young men consider Westport and the Glendarcy house their second home.
Although affiliated with the National A Better Chance Organization, Westport’s A Better Chance Community School Program is self-supporting and managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are dependent upon volunteers from the community for the success of this program.
A Better Chance is recognized nationally as the preeminent program in the identification, recruitment and education of young people of color (African-American, Latino, Asian-American and Native American). Participants who qualify for and are accepted into the program have access to unsurpassed educational and leadership opportunities.