On Tuesday, April 9, the ARHS Hurricane Singers will join the Amherst Area Gospel Choir, the Gospel Choir at Amherst College, and the Hampshire Young People’s Chorus for a concert to beneft Amherst A Better Chance.
The concert is at Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst and will begin at 7:30. Please join us for light refreshments before the concert, beginning at 6:30, to meet the ABC Scholars and local friends of the program. Requested donation: $20.
ABC is a national residential high school program which prepares academically talented and highly motivated African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American students from educationally underserved school districts for college and future leadership roles in the broader community. Since the program began, over 130 students have attended Amherst Regional High School which offers a rich college preparatory curriculum and a diverse array of extracurricular and sports activities. Graduates have attended more than 50 colleges and universities. Scholars live family-style in the ABC House at 74 North Prospect Street in downtown Amherst. ABC Resident Directors provide a warm supportive environment enriched by daily sessions with Amherst College tutors. ABC Board members, community mentors and ARHR faculty and staff also offer guidance and support. ABC Scholars forge lasting bonds with local host families through monthly weekend visits and additional enrichment activities.
This year marks Amherst ABC’s 50th anniversary! For more information about the program and our 50thAnniversary Gala, visit https://www.amherstabetterchance.org/50th/