“The ABC program is the foundation for the person I have become. Until this day I’m still learning but have gained so much from this program. Since the young age of 13, ABC has taught me valuable lessons that I still use. The most amazing thing about this program is the connection I still have with host families and friends to this day. When you leave the program, and go off to college or whatever path you choose you never really ‘leave’ because this family of friends will always be by your side.”
George Allen (Class of 2012)
“ABC has made me the man I am today. I’m more organized, more driven and above all else, a better person.”
Andres Garcia (Class of 2013)
“The ABC Program taught me to be a more accountable, responsible, and much more diverse person.”
Dametrus Osborne (Class of 2012)
"Clinton ABC was actually the best experience that I needed in life. Coming from the city, you tend to have a one track mind. However, Clinton ABC definitely exposed me to so much. The experience broadened my perspective and showed me my true potential. I most of all appreciate the teachers that I had at Clinton school - Mrs. Carbone, Mrs. Colburn, Mrs. Doggett, Mrs. O'Mara, Mrs. Steele and Mr. Zogby, and all the individuals who invested their time and effort to better my academic and self confidence. Now, in my last semester at Clarkson, I can honestly say that it was well worth it. I have nothing but love for the ABC Program."
Benjamin Onyejuruwa (Class of 2011)
"The ABC program opened up awareness and areas for a successful career afterward. It was gratifying to go from being born and raised in a metropolitan area to experiencing life in a small town like Clinton."
Vladimir Rodriquez (Class of 2002)
"The ABC Clinton House experience is the fertile land where the foundation is laid to grow the one-of-a-kind life experience for each of the ABC attendees. This fertile land is God-blessed and continuously watered by all the resident directors & their families, all the host families, all the people of Clinton NY, all the Clinton Central High School teachers & administrators, all the Clinton Central High School classmates, ABC attendees’ parents & siblings, alumni, donors, etc.
WOW! Thank you ABC for assisting in this great God-blessed life, personally and on behalf of my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children, my grandchild, and my future great, great, great grandchildren. The positive impact continues every second, every minute, and every hour of each day of my life. THANK YOU! Praise the Lord! God Bless!"
Kirk McDaniel, Esq. (Class of 1981)
Colgate University ’85
Albany Law School ’88
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