President’s Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We reached a critical milestone in our organization’s history last year when we established a Kids' Chance presence in all 50 states. 

Now we're working together to ensure each and every state can consistently fulfill its mission and ultimately reach every eligible kid. 

We have increased targeted support to move each state to the next level. We have expanded our student applicant pipeline, invested in infrastructure to support national sustainability, and solidified additional services for our states including a scholarship platform and branded website solution.

At the center of all of these initiatives is the newly launched National Student Ambassador Program.

Every year at the Kids’ Chance National Conference, our founder, Bob Clyatt, tells his story. He shares how he came to form the first Kids’ Chance in Georgia and what he sees in the future of the Kids’ Chance mission. 

This year, alongside of Bob, we had the opportunity to hear from our first class of Ambassadors just how much Kids’ Chance has impacted them and their families. Here's what Michaela, a Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania (KCPA) scholarship recipient and a member of our inaugural class of Ambassadors, had to say:

“Kids' Chance has changed my life by not only introducing me to an entire community of people who wanted to see me succeed and helped me get through college but also by giving me the opportunity to see some light in the darkness of losing my dad. Now I've been put into a position to do that for somebody else.”

As the national organization, it is our mission to unite the worker's compensation community in support of kids like Michaela. We launched several task force teams this year focused on outreach and awareness. This included expanding our network of leaders across the industry through our Advisory Board and Leadership Focus Group as well as increasing our individual giving efforts. 

We are now 50 states with one mission. I look forward to another year working together with all of you as we continue on our journey and advance our goal of #MoreMoneyforMoreKids.

Dana Genheimer
Kids’ Chance of America