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A Chance In The World

a registered 501c3

"Giving from where you are with what you have to give has the power to change a life."

–Tonya Pemberton

Steve and his wife Tonya have touched thousands of students through inspiration, book donations and scholarship supporting organizations like:

About A Chance In The World

A Chance In The World Foundation supports aspiring youth in an effort to help them reach their goals. Through Steve’s miraculous story, his memoir has inspired young people to persevere, to realize they aren't alone, and most importantly, to realize the power of possibility.

Giving A Chance

Like Steve, many of the young scholars we support simply need a chance, a vision and a support system in place to help them turn their dreams into reality. We're proud to help organizations and schools that share in our mission. Each year, A Chance in the World Foundation provides scholarship money to organizations in need. We are also proud to donate copies of Steve’s book to agencies and schools in search of uplift, connection and a vision to inspire their students. It was through Steve's sheer determination and the kindness of good people, that made all the difference in his life and he is steadfast about paying it forward to make a difference for others.

A Chance In The World is a non-profit corporation and shall operate exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any Federal tax code.

Steve Visits The Brooke School
Steve & Tonya Support Boys Hope/Girls Hope Chicago 
Steve Speaks at One Hope United Annual Conference 

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A Chance in the World
P.O. Box 122
Highland Park, IL 60035

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