Edina Kids Get a Better Chance

Edina's non-profit A Better Chance celebrates 40 years of service in May.

A fortune cookie recently told me: The greatest risk is not taking a risk.

More than 100 graduates of Edina’s A Better Chance program can attest to that.

They took advantage of the non-profit organization’s ability to provide them with an opportunity to leave their economically-challenged urban school districts for an education in Edina schools.

There are 232 A Better Chance chapters nationwide, but Edina was the first to reach 100 graduates. They will be celebrating that distinction and 40 years of service with a gala on May 4 at Edina Country Club. The event, which is open to the public, will have a live and silent auction to help raise money for the non-profit organization as it enters a new decade of assisting bright students from economically challenged situations. To learn more or to contribute, contact executive director Sherry Nuness at 952.848.3101 or at [email protected]

To read about what graduates and leaders say about this standout program, read April’s issue of Edina Magazine or visit edinamag.com starting April 1.