Educating Children of Injured Workers

The Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program is the state chapter of a national organization that awards scholarships to the children of Louisiana workers who have been killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal Workers' Compensation Act or law.

This year it is estimated that more than 100 Louisiana workers will die on the job. More than 45,000 will be injured, leaving half of those injured disabled. Families of these individuals will face difficult challenges as they struggle to overcome the financial burden of these losses. Often a child's dream of going to college is crushed because of unexpected income loss and/or the necessity to forfeit an education for work to financially support other family members. To these children, the future can appear frightening. Already confronting difficult emotions, they often have to confront the hurdle of funding their education beyond high school.

 Kids' Chance News


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. 

On May 5 the Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids’ Chance participated in a RIMKUS Continuing Education seminar for insurance adjusters. Our LBF KC committee volunteers are: L-R, Dan Boudreaux, Laura Borchert and Nancy Konrad.

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship program is awarding $59,000 in scholarships to 20 students. Scholarships are awarded to dependent children of Louisiana workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal Workers’ Compensation Act or law. 

LBF KC participated in the 2017 Workers’ Memorial Day April 28 on the steps of the state capital. Kids’ Chance recipient Quentin LeBlanc spoke at the event. Quentin is a student at LSU in Baton Rouge.

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For more information about Kids' Chance contact Dennette Young at dennette@raisingthebar.org.

For more information about Kids' Chance contact Dee Jones at dee@raisingthebar.org.

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