Kids' Chance Newsroom

Kids' Chance Awareness Week is Nov. 13-17

National Kids’ Chance Awareness Week is designed to highlight Kids’ Chance initiatives, programs, and state organizations and raise awareness about Kids’ Chance and our mission. 

Here’s what you need to know about Kids’ Chance in Louisiana-

·         The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance is a scholarship program for dependents of Louisiana workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in a work accident. This year 20 scholarships were given totaling $59,000.

·         Click here for LBF Kids’ Chance guidelines.

·         Online applications for the 2018-19 school year will be available online December 1, 2017. The deadline to apply is February 19, 2018.

·         If you represent a family whose bread winner has been killed or is permanently and totally disabled, but they are too young to attend an accredited post-secondary educational program, they can register with Kids’ Chance of America (KCOA)

·         You can always be a LBF Kids’ Chance Sponsor or make a donation.

·         In conjunction with Kids’ Chance Awareness Week our committee will collect and distribute Kids’ Chance Care packages to our scholarship recipients. We’re collecting a variety of goods including gift cards, usb drives, can koozies, note pads, pens, pencils, calculators, cellphone wallet/card holders, chargers, totes, shirts, beads and snacks. To donate items, gift cards or money, call or email Dee Jones 504-561-7303 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program was started in 2004, and is administered by the LBF and is governed by a committee representing a cross-section of the state’s legal and workers’ compensation communities. Since 2004 the LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program has awarded 275 scholarships totaling $604,600. The first Kids’ Chance program began in Georgia in 1988 and now there are programs in 36 states.

Kids’ Chance believes that we can make a significant difference in the lives of all children affected by a workplace injury by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals.

Click here for more inforamation on Kids' Chance.

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana.