The A Better Chance Clinton program will end in June after 51 years.
In a letter sent to Clinton ABC alumni, supporters and friends, the program’s Co-presidents Hazel Jack and Travis Hill, outlined the history of the program and why it will cease June 30, 2024.
High school young men of color from the New York City metro area live in a house supervised by a Resident Director on the Hamilton College campus for four years and attend Clinton Central School. They spend time with host families in the community each week.
Almost all of them attend college after graduating from Clinton.
The letter states:
“For 50 years, A Better Chance Clinton has supported young scholars on their path to college and productive citizenry. This community has been so proud to watch generations of scholars go on to achieve remarkable things in the world.
“So many of our alumni have maintained special connections with the House over the years, which has been so meaningful to our current scholars.
“In recent years we have struggled to maintain consistency with the Resident Director position, we have experienced shifting practices around recruitment by A Better Chance National and we have been unable to secure the adequate
volunteer support to provide the scholars with the experience they deserve.
“Ultimately, we have found that persistent…