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Valley Gives Day is May 3rd
Please support us on May 3rd by making a donation onValley Gives Day! This is a special day when the community comes together in support of organizations across the Pioneer Valley. You can do your part in support of Valley Gives by making a donation to Amherst A Better Chance. Follow the events on the Valley Gives homepage, and help make Valley Gives Day a huge success!!
44th Annual Fall Foliage Walk/5K Run on October 15th, 2016
Thanks to all who participated in and sponsored the Fall Foliage Event last year. We really appreciate your participation and support of this major fundraising event! We are already in the planning stages for the 2016 event, so please watch for updates and details on our Facebook page and on this site.
Amherst High honored for giving many students 'A Better Chance'
Since being established in 1969, more than 125 students have gone through the Amherst A Better Chance program, living in a home on North Prospect Street and getting their education at Amherst Regional High School. 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...
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
Financial Development Agency
Hampshire Athletic Club
Steve Lewis Subaru