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.

Founded in 1963, A Better Chance is the oldest and only national organization of its kind, serving more than 1,900 students chosen for their movtiation, academic strength and potential who are enrolled in roughly 300 of the nation's most rigorous, prestigious boarding, day and public schools through its College Preparatory Schools Program. Over the past 47 years, A Better Chance has helped transform more than 12,000 bright young people into our country's leaders in all sectors of industry, science and the arts.

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