A Better Chance

The ABC Tutoring and mentoring program is composed of Amherst College students who are willing to make a difference in the lives of the young male members of the Amherst Chapter of the A Better Chance Program. Every semester, tutors agree to a weekly shift in which they are expected to aid the young men in their homework, studies, and general activities.

A Better Chance

Amherst, MA


Lives of Consequence: The Class of 1969

They arrived in Amherst as freshmen in 1965, just weeks after the Watts Riots, and started their senior year in the wake of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. For Jay Silverman, Fred Hoxie, Dick Aronson and their fellows in the Class of 1969, the times called for action to address the injustices and inequalities in society. A Better Chance gave them the chance to do just that.