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Remembering Peggy and Bud Cratty

With profound admiration, the Clinton ABC program remembers the lives of Peggy and Bud Cratty, lifelong supporters of the ABC program. As founders of the Clinton program and original board members, Peggy and Bud Cratty have helped transform the lives of hundreds of young scholars. Donations in their honor can be made on our donation page.



Clinton High School and the Village of Clinton, NY, are proud to host one of just 22 ABC Community School Programs in the United States.

Clinton ABC was founded in 1972 by community members who shared the vision of preparing talented students of color for positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. For more than 40 years, people in Clinton and the Mohawk Valley have opened their hearts and homes as teachers, mentors, host families, coaches and especially as friends to the ABC scholars enrolled at Clinton High School. In turn, these extraordinary young men have contributed their talents, skills and perspectives in the classroom, on stage, on the field and in our community.

The program in Clinton has a long record of success. All Clinton ABC graduates – more than 90 since the first students joined our community in 1972 – have been admitted to college and gone on to lead lives of consequence as doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers and businessmen.