CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SENIORS!- 28 July 2020
We are extremely proud of our senior scholars who have all been part of the ABC Wilton program for four years and only regret that the Coronavirus prevented us from being able to celebrate their success in person this Spring. We wish them all the best as they move onto college and pursue their professional paths. Please join us, as we celebrate our four exceptional Class of 2020 ABC Wilton Seniors:
Kiri Clancy plans to attend SUNY Binghamton where she will pursue a liberal arts curriculum.
The ABC Experience was one that I will never forget and has definitely impacted me and my life. I gained sisters, friendships and so much more during my years in Wilton, CT. I’ve met so many incredible people that have helped me grow throughout my high school years. The best part of the ABC program was meeting and connecting with people and creating life-long relationships. My host family served as my family away from home and they welcomed me fully and opened up to me. My host sisters, Amy and Suzy, though far in distance from our separate colleges, will always remain family to me. I will never forget the fellow ABC girls who I’ve bonded with so intensely during our many adventures while staying within the walls of the ABC house in the town center. What I will miss the most about Wilton is living there and being part of the community. Wilton has become a place I can call home.
Josh Darkwah plans to attend New York University where he will pursue a liberal arts curriculum.
I was also able to take the opportunity to go on a trip to India during the summer after my Junior year; an experience I will never forget. ABC Wilton got me to see a world completely different from what I was used to, and in turn, I was able to grow by gaining new perspectives on life.
Nadia Voravolya plans to attend Temple University where she will enroll in the 7 year PharmD program with the goal of becoming a pharmacist.
The best part of the ABC Wilton program were the experiences I made! From the high school, to my host family, the ABC girls’ and boys’ houses, and all the people I met along the way, I made lifelong lasting memories and relationships. The support and connections I’ve had from Wilton are what makes the ABC Wilton program so special to me. I will miss the feeling of being a high schooler in such a loving and small community. I have learned so much about not only myself but also about different communities, cultures, and traditions.
Hector Melesio Rodriguez plans to attend Franklin & Marshall College where he will study biology and is considering a career in forensics and criminal justice.
ABC has helped me grow as a responsible and polite adult. With the chores we had to complete, I learned to become responsible regarding time. With the allowance we get, I learned how to manage my finances. I also learned how to be responsible for my own space, and share it with others who are not my family. Overall, taking on these responsibilities has made me more than ready for college and beyond.
ABC IS THANKFUL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
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Videos: Our Scholars respond to “Who Am I?” – 6 November 2020
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Adapting to Changing Times – GMW, 25 September, 2020
ABC of Wilton Adapts To Changing Times By Kathy Bonnist September 25, 2020 A Better Chance (ABC) has been part of Wilton for nearly 25 years. The national, non-profit organization’s mission–to … Continue reading » Read More
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SENIORS!- 28 July 2020
We are extremely proud of our senior scholars who have all been part of the ABC Wilton program for four years and only regret that the Coronavirus prevented us from … Continue reading » Read More
ABC Wilton Speaks Up #BlackLivesMatter – 18 June 2020
A Better Chance of Wilton stands for the hope of equality in education + opportunity. We will continue to speak out against the inequality facing the black community in America. … Continue reading » Read More
ABC Wilton Covid-19 Update – 3 April 2020
These unprecedented times have impacted us all, including our ABC Wilton family. We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of love and support you have all shown us. A Better … Continue reading » Read More
Podcast Unites Two Wilton Women Who Called ABC House ‘Home’–68 Yrs. Apart – 14 February 2020
By Heather Borden Herve, GMW Editor – February 14, 2020 After the success of its first podcast, Stay at Home in Wilton has released the second in the series, “The Story Next Door,” bringing two … Continue reading » Read More
A Better Chance (ABC) to Phase Out Boys’ Program – 15 October 2019
By Heather Borden Herve, GMW Editor – October 15, 2019 A Better Chance (ABC) of Wilton made a surprise announcement Monday morning–after 23 years of helping inner-city students access a challenging … Continue reading » Read More