Important Notices

ABC of Andover Celebrates Our 50th Anniversary

Throughout the year, the Board of Directors is planning the year's activity and next year's strategic projects. If you have an interest in volunteering, being a host family, or serving on the Board of Directors, please get in touch. We will be seeking host families for our next incoming freshmen class.

For more information about how you might help A Better Chance of Andover, please download and complete this ABC Volunteer Info Form and contact us at

If you aren't able to attend our Open House but would like to hear about upcoming events, please send us your email address at

You're invited to our Annual Scholars' Celebration Dinner!
Celebrate the program with our students, including our 3 graduating seniors. Get your tickets and information at
Visit the ABC of Andover history exhibit "Opening Doors" at the Andover Historical Society through June 30.

The Board of Directors' Cultural Competency Committee has suggested the following books which we are reading and discussing as a book group.

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph. D.

“RACE – The Power of an Illusion” a three-part online PBS series

A list of suggested books, articles, and films can be found in the Board of Directors' Building Cultural Competency reading list.

Established in 1967, A Better Chance of Andover is the oldest continuously running Community School affiliate of the national A Better Chance Inc. organization, whose 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.

A Better Chance of Andover has been assisting talented youth of color to find the opportunity to achieve their dreams through education. We bring motivated students of color to live in Andover, where they attend Andover High School to better prepare for college. Thanks to your generosity, we provide our students with a house on Main Street and a complete network of support and love.

Closing the education gap for students of color in American society

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