Our Mission

Appleton - A Better Chance (ABC) provides academically talented students of color with an opportunity for education, guidance and personal development. Our mission is three-fold:

Support education for scholars of color

Our goal is to substantially increase the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.

Provide a unique living experience

Located in the heart of the Fox Cities on Lawrence University's campus, Appleton ABC strives to create the safest, most supportive residential experience possible.

Engage the Appleton community

We believe Appleton ABC and its students play an important role in the Fox Cities region. We aim to promote the importance of educating Students of color, both within Appleton and around the U.S.

What is A Better Chance?

What is A Better Chance?

Nationwide, A Better Chance, is a network of boarding schools and community non-profits that provide scholarships to students of color to attend high school in safe, nurturing locations. Appleton – A Better Chance is a unique program in which students from across the U.S. attend top-tier Appleton-area high schools while living together in an innovative residential home.

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