Kids’ Chance Strives to Provide More Money to More Kids – And They Need Your Help
What happens when a child loses a parent to a work-related fatality? How do families cope with a dramatic decrease in income because Mom or Dad cannot return to work due to an injury? In many cases, pursuing higher education seems unattainable. No student should be denied the opportunity to pursue an education due to lack of finances.
That's where you come in. At Kids' Chance of Indiana (KCIN), we believe that by investing in our children’s future through scholarships, we can provide them with the tools to be successful in the workplace so that they can make a difference in their own lives as well as the lives of others. We would like to invite you to take part in the Planning for the Future Initiative, to help us find future students in need!
What is the Planning for the Future Initiative and How Can I Help?
The Planning for the Future Initiative is an all-inclusive program designed to reach potential scholarship applicants. We understand that attending college isn’t the only educational future students could choose, and we want to make our scholarships available to students that have a range of educational pursuits.
We are looking to provide industry professionals, specifically those who spend time in regular communication with seriously and fatally injured workers and families, with a simple tool to identify children in need. We collect and maintain contact information for these scholarship applicants so that we may reach out to them when the time comes to start considering life after high school.
KCIN was established in 1996, providing over $300,000 in college and vocational scholarships to nearly 100 kids. We envision a time when children affected by a parent’s catastrophic work accident can pursue their educational dreams without the stress of financial burden. Whether this child is currently old enough to go to college, or is much younger, investigate the website and get your information into our National Data Base to connect with you when the time is ready.
As one of our scholarship recipients shared, “The Kids’ Chance Scholarship is allowing me to finish my education in a field to help children, make my family proud, and carry on my father’s legacy of loving others.” Nicole P. 2018 KCIN scholarship recipient
Collectively, Kids’ Chance organizations across the country have already awarded over 6,500 scholarships, and with your assistance we can continue to grow that number. You can help us by sharing this program with your colleagues who also come in contact with injured workers or their families, especially those that have children who could be eligible for a scholarship now or in the future. Planning for the Future materials can be found on the national website, and you can always reach out to us directly about
Kids’ Chance of Indiana students.