Changing Lives Through Education
Since its founding, A Better Chance of Ridgefield (RABC) strives to change the lives of young women through higher educational opportunities that will give them the tools to become innovators in their future careers and empower the lives of their communities.
Since 1987, fifty-four RABC Scholars have graduated from Ridgefield High School and have gone on to study at leading universities and colleges. Many of our alumnae have enrolled in medical, technology, business and law schools.
From leading Fortune 500 companies to developing social impact changes in their home communities, our scholars have gone on to become respective productive individuals who help make the world a better place.
YEARS EDUCATING YOUTH
Since our launch, RABC has been giving motivated, outstanding minority youth, the opportunity to achieve their dreams through education.
YOUNG WOMEN GRADUATED
Since 1987, 54 RABC Scholars have graduated from Ridgefield High School and have gone on to major universities and colleges.
“RABC has bettered my life in so many ways; not only did it teach me how to handle rigorous academics and being away from home, but also gave me a second family to support me through it all.”
Brianne / RHS '18
Throughout the year, we host several community-based fundraising events to continue raising awareness for A Better Chance of Ridgefield, bring the community together with the scholars and raise funds to support our RABC. Here are a few events that we have in 2019. Stay tuned for more information!
Swing for spring - May 2019
GOLF FOR A CAUSE! A fun-filled day of golf at the Ridgefield golf course followed by a country-style dinner at Wicklo's Maple Hill Farm.
Winter gala - FEB. 2019
The community attended the annual Winter Gala in February. Shelly and Ira Joe Fisher were honored for their 25 years of support serving in numerous capacities.
FALL FUNDRAiSER - Sep. 2019
This year we held a Taste of the Caribbean BBQ that included salsa lessons, steel drum music and Caribbean-inspired dinner. Stay tuned for our Fall 2019 event!