Over 40 years of improving educational opportunities for talented
young people of color, one scholar at a time

Guilford ABC offers academically talented girls of color from under-represented communities, where they lack access to quality educational experiences, the opportunity to attend a fine public high school and, as well, live in a caring community with a strong support system. Our driving goal is to provide them with A Better Chance to excel and compete effectively in colleges, universities and the workplace.

It does take a village to raise a child. Guilford ABC’s board, its host families, the town’s skilled high school faculty, merchants and service providers all contribute toward making this program possible. In turn, our scholars add immeasurably to the quality and diversity of life in this very special community. 

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M.J. Petretto and Linda Remington present benefit check to ABC Board President Barbara Pine (left) in 2015

M.J. Petretto and Linda Remington present benefit check to ABC Board President Barbara Pine (left) in 2015

What's New: spring 2016

Calling All Golfers!

Guilford ABC seeks golfing foursomes to participate in the MJ Petretto Foundation 2016 Annual Golf Classic on June 13, 2016. Held at the Clinton Country Club, this popular event includes golfing, prizes, dinner and more! Proceeds from the Classic help support Guilford ABC and other local organizations.

To learn how you can participate and support Guilford ABC, please go to: 2016 Annual Golf Classic

M.J. Petretto established The M.J. Petretto Foundation in 2010. Its mission is to help fund local organizations that support education, health and quality of life to build stronger Connecticut communities

Volunteers needed at Hole in the Wall!

If you or someone you know has a few hours a week available and is looking for a friendly environment in which to help out, please call Patty Sullivan, Hole in the Wall's manager, at 203-453-2088, or stop by the shop.