Illinois Kids’ Chance is the state chapter of a national organization that awards college scholarships to kids whose parents have either been killed or seriously injured in work-related accidents.

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  • Kids’ Chance Awareness Week Kickoff Event!

    The goal of this week is to increase visibility through outreach events and social media campaigns in order to spread the word about Kids’ Chance scholarship opportunities. SIP Paint Party a Success! Thank you SIP Paint Parties for not only hosting a great event, but for your donation and gift vouchers as well! Everyone had […]

  • KCOI Paint Party THIS Friday!

    We are kicking off Awareness Week 2017 this Friday with a Paint Party! Awareness Week is one of the best times to do a quick fundraiser to help our IL chapter. Come join us this Friday at 5:30pm – Event Sign Up Fox & Hound 4320 E New York St, Aurora, IL 60504 #kidschance, #fundraiser, #kidschanceawarenessweek

  • ISIA Donates Table at 2017 Annual Meeting

    Thank you to ISIA for their generous donation of our display table and time to address the membership at their annual meeting!  


The first Kids’ Chance chapter was started in Georgia in 1988. Since then, thirty-three states and 3 affiliates have organized Kids’ Chance programs and have collectively awarded over 5,479 educational scholarships and distributed over $14 million in scholarship funds to workers’ families.

Who can Illinois Kids’ Chance help?

  • The 18-year old Illinois girl who dreamed of becoming a nurse, legal assistant or cosmetologist, who cannot now attend a vocational/technical school to learn a trade.
  • The Illinois high school graduate who wanted to be the first in the family to obtain a college degree and now finds the college doors closed.
  • The Illinois college student who began the goal to obtain a college degree but now has no funds to complete the journey.