A Better Chance

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  • A Better Chance is the oldest and only national organization of its kind changing the life trajectory for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12. Our 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. We carry out our mission through our signature College Preparatory Schools Program, which annually recruits, refers and supports about 500 Scholars at more than 300 Member Schools in 27 states.


    The College Preparatory Schools Program (CPSP) is an academic program that identifies, recruits, places, and supports students of color, in outstanding college preparatory middle and high schools nationally.

    At A Better Chance, we recognize that students come from different backgrounds and educational opportunities so each application is evaluated on its own merit. We only select Scholars who we believe can thrive at our competitve Member Schools.

    Prospective applicants should get started early; late applications are not encouraged as they severely limit opportunities for placements. Further, our application process begins 18 months prior to enrolling. For example, if a student is currently in the 7th grade, s/he would be applying for the 9th grade.



    A Better Chance
    253 West 35th Street, 6th Floor (Map)
    New York, NY 10001

    Phone (646) 346-1310

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