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A Better Chance of Westport scholars come from all over the United States.


ABC Westport supports these talented and highly-motivated scholars to achieve their great potential at Staples High School, within the Westport community and beyond. Through the partnership with ABC Westport, the scholars are able to change this potential into achievement with the tools, resources and support provided by the program. The Westport community also gains a tremendous and meaningful benefit by having these young men join and become an integral part of the town’s vibrant community.


A Better Chance of Westport is extremely fortunate to have the Westport community’s ongoing generous support of our goal to positively impact these young men’s lives and ensure that these accomplished scholars achieve their hopes and dreams for a meaningful and impactful future.



Growing up as one of ten siblings, I always understood the importance of taking advantage of any and every opportunity. At fourteen joining A Better Chance of Westport was one of the easiest decisions I ever made. My life since then has seen nothing but endless personal, mental and emotional growth helped by the tremendous support I received from everyone involved with A Better Chance of Westport. I have become strong in ways I never could have imagined."

Thomas Jones, Jr., SHS ’16 , Marist College ’20



Meet the Current Scholars

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