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 one of two programs located in the Midwest.

More Than 50 Years Supporting Students of Color

Over the years, we’ve helped enrich the lives of nearly 200 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, Tim 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 deductible donation, check out our donation page.