Here at the Injured Workers’ Law Firm, we are a family and we strive to be a positive force in the communities we serve. That is why I am so proud that we have helped to establish a Kids’ Chance chapter right here in Virginia!
The first chapter of Kids’ Chance was started in 1998 in Georgia and it is still continuing to grow. Kids’ Chance has been such a blessing to the children of workers who have suffered severe injuries on the job.
For those of you who may not know, Kids’ Chance is a program that assists the children of injured workers by giving them the financial means to pursue a higher education. Let’s face it, anyone who has suffered the lasting effects of a work injury knows all to well the devastating effects the system can have on your finances.
“Kids’ Chance’s mission is to fulfill the dreams of these children and help them 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 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.
When a parent suffers a serious or fatal injury at work, the ripple is felt through the entire family. The normal stress involved with financing a college education is increased when a family wage earner is no longer able to provide. This is where Kids’ Chance steps in.
Applying for a Scholarship
Grants are available for students from the ages of 16 to 25, whose parent’s work related injury caused significant decline in family income and circumstances. Applicants must meet minimum academic standards for assistance, as well as show financial need. A scholarship committee within the organization reviews applicants for consideration.
Want to learn more about Kids’ Chance of Virginia or how you and your company can be an active participant? Start by visiting www.kidschanceva.org for more information.
As a parent and an advocate for injured workers, this cause is especially close to my heart!
Michele Lewane, Esq
Kids’ Chance Vice President, Virginia Chapter