At A Better Chance of Wilton our mission is to prepare our academically promising Scholars for life in today’s complex world by acquiring a solid education and the work ethic to put it to good use. Now in our seventeenth year, we are proud to present a perfect scorecard as all of our seniors, a total of 32, have graduated from Wilton High School and all have entered college. That is a very important measure of the program’s continuing success.
Success of the program, however, can also be measured in other ways, chief among them the involvement of the community. ABC is indebted to the Wilton High School and to the Board of Education for their commitment to the program. But the program could not operate without the dedicated support of nearly 150 volunteers, serving the program as Host Families, College Coaches, Mentors, Tutors, Counselors, Drivers, and Board Directors, a list that is far from exhaustive. We should also mention the outstanding work of the Resident Directors and the staff. The point is that this program is really a community’s program; it is your program, and we welcome your active participation.
During their stay in Wilton, the ABC Scholars are fully contributing members of Wilton High School and of the community. As they enter college and later their professional life, they become role models in their communities. Their success depends on your committed support to the boys’ and girls’ houses. We thank you for your generosity and remind you that we are entirely dependent on your contributions.
ABC gets no funding from ABC National or from any government entity. In other words, we cannot survive without your donations. Rest assured that 100% of your contributions are used for the program’s operations; know as well that resources are used very judiciously, so that our program is the most efficient in our Fairfield County peer group.
Let me thank you again for your interest in supporting ABC of Wilton, either as a volunteer or as a donor. With your help, the program gives to disadvantaged youths the benefits of a better education and a work ethic, which are the foundations of a productive life.