ABOUT RIDGEFIELD A BETTER CHANCE
RABC is a local chapter of the national, non-profit, A Better Chance (ABC), Inc.. Ridgefield ABC, one of 26 public school Community School Programs associated with A Better Chance, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(3)(c) organization whose mission is to provide educational opportunities to gifted minority high school age women from educationally, disadvantaged communities. We focus on the total development of these young women scholars; college preparatory educational, social development and community involvement so that they are not only prepared for college, but can excel.
These eight young women, grades 9-12, reside in the Ridgefield ABC House under the care of the resident director and assistant resident director, with the guidance of the ABC Board of Directors, and with support from their host families, and countless other volunteers. Since 1987, forty-six Ridgefield ABC Scholars have graduated from Ridgefield High School and have gone on to major universities and colleges. Many of our alumnae are enrolled in medical, dental, and law schools.