Edina ABC, celebrating 40 years as part of the fabric of Edina in 2013, is a non-profit organization providing a quality education to academically talented students of color from families of modest means.Opening the doors to greater educational opportunities since 1963.
A Better Chance is the oldest and only national organization of its kind changing the life trajectory for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12. Our mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. We carry out our mission through our signature College Preparatory Schools Program, which annually recruits, refers and supports about 500 Scholars at more than 300 Member Schools in 27 states. We have been opening the doors to greater educational opportunities since 1963 and more than 12,000 Alumni have now gone on to distinguished careers as physicians, artists, educators, lawyers, politicians and corporate executives.
We welcome your support as a volunteer and/or donor. Use the Events, Volunteer and Donate links in the menu at left to find out how you can become involved in Edina ABC.
For more information about A Better Chance national organization, please click here.
I'm proud to be part of a program that helps outstanding youth reach their full academic potential. Edina, A Better Chance scholars are attending or have graduated from some of our country's most prestigious colleges and universities. Edina, ABC alums have gone on to become leaders in their communities and to enjoy successful careers. The mission of the foundation is reflected in their achievements.
Sheila Carrington, Executive Director
We are excited about a record number of new volunteers for host families, tutors, and board of directors this year. Anyone wishing to volunteer or learn more about Edina A Better Chance, please contact Sheila Carrington at 952-848-3101.