Host Families are special people with the desire and strong commitment to welcome A Better Chance Scholars into their homes as members of their families. Host familes are expected to create a safe and comfortable environment for Scholars.
Scholars face enormous pressure in their programs. They are living away from home with a group of strangers, in a community where they are perceived as outsiders. The culture of the school is very different from their city schools. The Host Families create a safe space for scholars to step away from the pressures they face daily.
Host Families should make every attempt to make scholars feel a part of their family. This means involving them in family activities, whether exciting or mundane. The Host Family provides a "home away from home" by providing their scholar with an opportunity to experience community and family activities, from chores to family and social outings.
Every scholar in the ABC House has a host family. This family is typically a member of the Radnor Community and usally has a student of the same gender, who attends Radnor High School. The ABC Scholar typically spends every other Sunday, from 1-7 pm, with their host family. It can be an enriching and rewarding experience for families and scholars alike.