History

What is Appleton A Better Chance?

Appleton A Better Chance is a member of the national high school scholarship network, A Better Chance (ABC). While most ABC scholars attend private boarding or day schools, Appleton A Better Chance gives students of color the opportunity to attend school at a top-tier public high school in Appleton, Wis. while being immersed in a new, friendly community.

How did we get started?

Appleton A Better Chance was established in 1968 as one of the first organizations to join A Better Chance’s community school program. A registered 501(c)3 organization in the state of Wisconsin, Appleton’s program is the second oldest chapter of A Better Chance nationwide, and is currently one of two opportunities for ABC scholars to attend school in Wisconsin.

More than 40 Years of Educating Students of Color

Over the years, we’ve helped enrich the lives of more than 170 young men, many of whom have stayed in the area and become prominent members of the community. Some of our notable alumni include professional soccer player, Hayden Kinght, as well as Wisconsin entertainers, Tony Dorsey and Armenrah the Mime.

Since our founding, Appleton ABC has relied on contributions from individuals and businesses throughout the Fox Cities.

If you are interested in making a tax deductable donation, check out our donation page.