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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  • From Annual Meeting to Annual Symposium: Strong Kids’ Chance Presence at NCCI Conference

    May was a busy month!  Not only did we celebrate our 10th anniversary at the Kids’ Chance of America Annual meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, we also participated in the Annual Issues Symposium (AIS) of The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) on May 17–19, in Orlando, Florida. NCCI, a proud Kids’ Chance sponsor since its […]

  • KCOI Receives a Boost of Encouragement!

    This a response we received from emailing high school counselors to inform them of our scholarship opportunities: Thank you. I wish this had been around when I was in HS. My father was killed on the job when I was young. I never thought I could go to college because we could not afford it.  […]

  • City of Chicago Supports Kids’ Chance Awareness Week!

    Kids’ Chance of America believes that a significant difference can be made in the lives of all children affected by a workplace injury by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals. Both the City of Chicago and State of Illinois have recognized the importance of this issue and have partnered with the Illinois Chapter […]

Welcome

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.