"I am so proud to be a part of an organization that supports our industry and provides much-needed scholarships to help children reach their full potential."
Michelle Smith—Regulatory Services Consultant, NCCI, and Kids’ Chance of America Board Member
Kids’ Chance Awareness Week—November 13–17, 2017—is an invitation to invest in the future by helping to provide scholarships to children affected by a parent’s workplace injury or death.
With the support of its industry partners, Kids’ Chance of America has helped more than 600 students fulfill their dreams of going to college. There are currently 39 Kids’ Chance state organizations—with several states in the planning stages—supporting this cause. The goal is to establish a presence in all 50 states, making more scholarships available nationwide.
Approximately 40% of workers fatally injured in a workplace accident have dependent children. For these families that face a loss of income due to a workplace injury, pursuing a higher education for their children can seem like an impossible goal. Kids’ Chance puts that goal within reach by making scholarships available.
Here is just one story that shows the impact that Kids’ Chance can make in a child’s life.
Christi, a student at the University of Texas at Tyler, wants to be a trauma nurse. She says,
“The Kids’ Chance scholarship that I received has impacted me in the best way possible … getting this scholarship, I have much less to worry about. I will be able to use the scholarship money toward my education and feel comfortable knowing that it will decrease my financial burden exponentially.”
NCCI is proud to be a national partner and one of the many industry leaders supporting Kids’ Chance. We engage with the organization in many ways, from our President and CEO Bill Donnell serving on the Florida Kids’ Chance board to inviting representatives from various state chapters to speak at dozens of NCCI State Advisory Forums around the country. At NCCI’s Annual Issues Symposium in May 2017, more than 900 workers compensation executives heard about the cause and had an opportunity to speak in person with Kids’ Chance representatives.
This year, NCCI is getting its employees involved by holding a walk on its Boca Raton, FL, campus on November 15, in support of Kids’ Chance Awareness Week. Employees will learn more about the organization through facts posted along the walking path and at an information booth.
Visit www.kidschance.org to learn more about how you can support the industry and change a child’s life.
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