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

After having his chance in the world, Steve and his wife Tonya have touched thousands of students through inspiration and scholarships supporting the likes of

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 support organizations and schools that share our mission. Each year, A Chance In The World bestows a Steve Pemberton Scholarship to deserving students at Nativity Preparatory School in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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.

We are thankful to our sponsors including

Lake Zurich Insurance Company

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

Help us make a difference!

 Our goal is to raise $250,000 to impact the lives of 1,000 youth.

Or send a check to

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

Steve's story has benefited so many and we are so grateful to touch the hearts of so many.

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