Kids' Chance Awareness Week 2023 is November 13-17
Every Action Makes a Difference in These Kids’ Lives
When a worker gets injured on the job, it doesn’t just affect them. It affects their entire family, especially their children.
Each year, the 50 Kids’ Chance state organizations provide scholarships and support to the children of workers who have been injured on the job.
The Alabama Law Foundation is the administrator for Kids’ Chance in Alabama. We want to help Kids’ Chance ensure these young people can complete their education and go on to fulfilling and gainful careers. Since 1988, Kids’ Chance state organizations have awarded more than 10,000 scholarships totaling over $36 million.
Kids’ Chance scholarships are funded solely by contributions from corporations, organizations and individuals.
Kids’ Chance scholarships fund college tuition or technical training for young people whose parent or parents have been permanently and totally disabled or killed on the job. The death or disabling injury of a parent in an on-the-job accident usually means that a family’s standard of living is permanently lowered. Without help from Kids’ Chance, these young people might not have the opportunity to continue their education.
Kids’ Chance Awareness Week helps inform the public about this important program, provides information to students, encourages them to apply if they are eligible, and engages supporters. Together, we can reach more kids impacted by a parent’s workplace injury and help them achieve their educational goals.
If you know a child of any age who may be eligible for a Kids’ Chance scholarship, please refer them to the Kids’ Chance Planning for the Future initiative, so we can continue to support workers’ families for years to come.
For more information about Kids’ Chance, visit them online.