Kids’ Chance of California is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide need-based educational scholarships to the children of California workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job. Kids’ Chance was founded in 1988 in the state of Georgia and has expanded to 39 states over the last 29 years.
We reach their potential by providing them with educational scholarships so that they can pursue their dreams of graduating from various institutions of higher education. Kids’ Chance of California believes that through our work, we can make a significant difference in the lives of the children of California.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in just California alone, there are more than 300 fatalities a year—388 in 2015. Serious work-related accidents can have a devastating impact on families, especially children. The financial impact can be life shattering. The future can look frightening to someone whose parent or spouse has been seriously or fatally injured at work. Already confronting difficult emotions, they often must confront the hurdle of funding their education—the key to their future and ours. Each year, hundreds of kids face this challenge. Together, we can make a difference in California.
Kids’ Chance believes:
Children are society’s most valuable resource.
We have an obligation to give children the tools they need to succeed in life.
Access to higher education ensures that children have the necessary skills to be successful in the workplace.
Investing in our children’s future provides them the opportunity to make a difference in their own and other people’s lives.