Education Equity Opportunity

These are the guiding principles of A Better Chance (ABC) New Canaan. Our mission is to provide transformative academic opportunities to talented young men of color, support them in becoming well-rounded and confident leaders, and prepare them for success in college and in life.

ABC New Canaan by the Numbers


Since 1974, 92 scholars have graduated from our program and gone to college.


There is no cost for ABC New Canaan scholars to participate in our program.


of our funding
A full 100% of our funding comes from the generosity of the New Canaan community.


New Canaan High School is just 3,225 steps away from ABC House.


ABC New Canaan was founded nearly 50 years ago.

ABC New Canaan Today

Please join us on Friday, April 26, 2024, as we celebrate five decades of providing life-changing academic opportunities to talented young men of color. This not-to-be-missed event at the Greenwich Regency Hyatt will feature cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing.
ABC Freshman Dariel Ortiz and RD Khanisha Moore pay homage to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a celebration on January 15, 2024 at the United Methodist Church of New Canaan.
We are thrilled to announce that Manfredi Jewels has become ABC New Canaan’s first-ever Transforming Lives Sponsor.