DSABC is a 501c3 non-profit organization, founded in 1990, formed as a collaborative community organization between Danbury Public Schools and local corporations. The purpose of the DSABC is to foster cooperation among businesses, the community and the Danbury Publics Schools to promote lifelong learning and the successful transition of youth into society and the workforce. Our mission is to help Danbury Public School students achieve personal and academic success through school-based mentoring programs.
The DSABC One-on-One Mentoring Program is a school based program that matches a supportive and caring adult who assists students to succeed in school by developing a one on one relationship. Mentors serve as a positive adult role model providing moral support and encouragement. The objective of the mentor program is to improve academic performance, attendance, behavior, attitude toward school, and most importantly, self-esteem and motivation. The long-term goal is dropout prevention.
The WorkPlace Learning e-Mentoring Program matches an industry mentor with students enrolled in the Early College Opportunity Program (Danbury ECO) at Danbury High School. Mentors provide guidance and advice on developing workplace skills and collaborate on assigned activities via an online platform. The long-term goal is for students to obtain internships and enter the workforce with the necessary skills for success.
Participating graduating students are presented with a scholarship that can be applied to any post-secondary educational or career pursuit.