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Plans are underway for the 43rd Annual Fall Foliage 5K Run and Walk!!!
This year proves to be our best event yet as we blend activities with the Amherst Regional High School first alumni reuion. Please join us for a day of activities starting at the Amherst Common with our 5K run and walk, passing through woodland of the Amherst College bird santuaryand finishing at the Amherst College green north of the Octagon and west of Converse Hall. Find details regarding registration and scheduling here.
New ABC Scholars
Nickolas Rivera, Honore Mandiamy, and Jonathan Rosario will be joining the ABC program in the fall. Read...
News of scholar Larenz Harris
Learn what our ABC scholar, Larenz Harris, has to say about his experiences at ARHS, along with sports, and community activities at Voices From Our Schools.
Scholar's share thoughts on ABC Program
Read what our ABC scholars have to say about the importance of being a part of Amherst A Better Chance! Read...
Scholars attend screening of 'The Interrupters '
On April 4th, 2013, the ABC scholars and resident director, Talib Sadiq, attended a screening of the award-winning documentary 'The Interrupters' at Amherst College. Read...
Thanks for supporting us in the Valley Gives Challenge on 12/12/12!!!
Amherst ABC wishes to thank the organizers, sponsors, and donors to Valley Gives. Out of 139 nonprofits we ranked #7 in donors, and #12 in dollars raised. We also won two '"golden tickets"and another prize for being in 12th place! We are grateful for your support and encouraged by the commitment of our community. See comments from our supports by clicking on this link at http://www.razoo.com/story/Amherst-Committee-For-A-Better-Chance
Welcome to Amherst A Better Chance, in Amherst, Massachusetts. ABC is a national residential high school program that prepares academically talented and highly motivated African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American students from educationally underserved school districts for college and future leadership roles in the broader community. Since the Amherst program began, over 120 ABC scholars have graduated from ARHS, and they have attended more than 50 colleges and universities. Scholars live family-style with the RDs in a warm supportive environment enriched by daily sessions with Amherst College tutors. ABC board members, community mentors and ARHS faculty and staff also offer guidance and support. ABC scholars forge lasting bonds with local host families through monthly weekend visits and additional enrichment activities. Please help to support our program and make a donation today!
Thank you to the Amherst High School class of 2002 for your donation to the Amherst ABC program. More info....
Herbert Joseph Leary, Jr. Educational Fund
Make a donation in memory of Herbert Joseph Leary, Jr. who believed strongly in education and the economic empowerment of young men of color. Please read Dr. Leary's obituary at this site.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Daily Hampshire Gazette
Ostberg & Associates
Western Mass Family Golf