Kids’ Chance is a national organization offering need-based higher education scholarships to children affected by a workplace injury. Unfortunately, when a parent is severely or fatally injured at work the children’s goals of higher education may be unattainable. In 1988, an attorney from Georgia saw the impact that serious workplace injuries had on the children and began raising money to fund scholarships. By 2002, other states followed Georgia’s lead and also had programs. Discussions of a national organization began, and in 2007, Kids’ Chance of America Inc was alive and ready to continue its mission.
Kids’ Chance would like to have a local chapter in every state and South Dakota is rising to the challenge.
In 2015, the South Dakota chapter was developed by professionals on both sides of the workers compensation aisle. Realizing that children should not be collateral damage provided the common ground between representatives of both claimants and insurers. We in South Dakota are the first chapter to offer scholarships to those in the tribal workers compensation program.
Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and businesses, Kids’ Chance of SD will already offer scholarships in 2016.
Claims Associates is proud to be a part of the workers compensation community supporting Kids’ Chance of South Dakota.