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Program Partners

A Better Chance has developed a strong portfolio of Program Partners, that provide an additional set of ongoing and important opportunities specifically for A Better Chance students.
Our partners offer experiential learning opportunities that enhance our Scholars’ academic skills, along with cultural experiences and social connections.

Current Partners

Academic Pioneers

Academic Pioneers provides scholarships to high school Scholar students to work on online research projects in the arts, social sciences and sciences with some of the nation’s leading college professors and researchers.

Barnard College

Barnard College provides scholarships to high school women Scholars to attend Barnard College’s New York City residential summer programs in STEM, leadership, dance and entrepreneurship.

Experiment in International Living

Experiment in International Living provides scholarships to high school Scholars to explore the world in an authentic and impactful way.  Examples include travel to Argentina for community service and to explore the great outdoors, Germany for international relations and the European Union, and Japan for anime and manga. 

The Student Diplomacy Corps

The Student Diplomacy Corps provides scholarships to high school Scholars to international education summer programs that build college readiness, deepen understanding of global issues and unleash the potential and creativity of youth.  Examples include travel to China for environmental action in the middle kingdom, France for a moveable feast, and Uruguay for gaucho culture.

Test Innovators

Test Innovators provides free online and reduced cost in-person test preparation (SSAT and ISEE) to Cohort students applying to our Member Schools.

The Steve Fund

The Steve Fund provides workshops, webinars, and resources to support the mental health and emotional well-being of our Scholars, Alumni and their families

Yale Young Global Scholars

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is a very selective leadership-development program for high school students from around the world. The program is designed to bring together students with the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impact as young leaders, even before they begin university studies. Living on the Yale campus for two weeks during the summer, students in the program:

  • hone their abilities to think critically and flexibly;
  • engage productively with a diverse group of peers;
  • explore new and exciting ideas;
  • meet distinguished scholars and practitioners;
  • develop key communications skills.

While building a strong network of like-minded young people, participants assemble a leadership toolkit that they take back with them to their home communities at the conclusion of the program. The program offers several intensive, interdisciplinary summer pre-collegiate experiences each year.