About Kids’ Chance

Our purpose is to give the kids of workers who have been injured on the job a chance at a better future.

About Kids’ Chance
Workers get injured on the job every day. And when a worker is seriously or fatally injured, it doesn’t just affect them, it affects their entire family — especially their kids.

Thinking about the future is put off, and when the time comes, the cost of higher education can be well out of reach.

Every kid should have a chance at a better future. That’s why our 50 state organizations provide scholarships and support to ensure our kids can complete their education and pursue their desired career paths.

Since our inception 35 years ago, we have collectively awarded over 10,000 scholarships, totaling over $36 million dollars.

Kids’ Chance of America unites the workers’ compensation community in support of these kids and their families. We provide resources, develop sustainable state organizations, and power the pipeline of eligible applicants.

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Our Values
We are an organization built on uncompromising integrity in everything we do.
We are passionate about our vision. Our members are fully engaged in supporting our mission to help every child in need of financial support.
We will work with any individual, professional group, or company that shares our vision to support the families of those injured on the job.
We strive to create synergy and community among the state organizations to demonstrate that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

How It All Started

Robert Clyatt — a workers’ compensation attorney from Valdosta, Georgia — founded the first Kids’ Chance organization in 1988.Through his work, he had witnessed the life-shattering impact that a serious workplace injury had on the children of those workers, who were now faced with the difficulty of having to fund their own education.

With the assistance of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Georgia Bar, Bob Clyatt incorporated Kids’ Chance of Georgia and began raising money to fund educational scholarships for the children of injured Georgia workers so that they could pursue their educational goals.

Kids’ Chance of Georgia began reaching out to other states and encouraged and assisted them in establishing their own Kids’ Chance organizations. In 2002, the first Kids’ Chance conference was held in St. Louis, Missouri, and attending Kids’ Chance organizations agreed to meet annually with the goal of forming a national Kids’ Chance association.

Subsequent annual meetings were hosted by different state organizations, resulting in the formal incorporation of Kids’ Chance of America, Inc. in 2007. That same year, we began operating as a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of creating, assisting, and supporting all Kids’ Chance organizations and other similar programs that provide educational opportunities and scholarships to the children of workers who had been seriously or fatally injured on the job.

Today, we have a presence in all 50 states and have become the charity for the workers’ compensation industry.