Kids' Chance Awareness Week
Kids' Chance of America is a 501 (c)(3) organization that represents a collection of state-level non-profit Kids' Chance organizations that provide scholarship opportunities to children who need financial assistance due to a parent's work-related injury or fatality. All decisions at the state or national level should be measured against how well the decision being considered supports this guiding principle: More money for more kids!
What Makes Kids' Chance Awareness Week Special? In 2017, scholarship applications increased significantly but we know there are more students in need of assistance. Kids' Chance Awareness Week is designed to increase visibility through special outreach events in each state that will spread the word about Kids' Chance scholarship opportunities. In its fourth year, the week also serves to tap into the following we've built to advocate for the organization. There are currently 43 Kids' Chance state organizations with several additional states in the planning stages. The goal is to improve our state organizations so that all eligible students can access scholarship assistance. Find out if there's a Kids' Chance in your state.
In Wisconsin, we have Kids' Chance of Wisconsin. Domer Law is a proud support of Kids Chance of Wisconsin, and Charlie Domer is one of its founding Board members!
In order to help in the goal of "more money for more kids", Kids' Chance established the national Planning for the Future initiative. Through this initiative, Kids' Chance helps industry professionals identify families of injured workers with children who are not yet of college age and get them connected to Kids' Chance. That way, when the time comes, they can be connected to their state organization to apply for a scholarship. If you or someone you know is eligible for a Kids' Chance scholarship, please contact us via our Planning for the Future form.
How Can I Get Involved with Kids' Chance?
- Contact the Kids' Chance organization in your state to find out what special Awareness Week events are planned.
- Spread the word about Kids' Chance Awareness Week through social media using #KidsChance
- Refer our program to any student or family in need of assistance.