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Louisiana Kids' Chance Awareness Week

Kids’ Chance Awareness Week Celebrates November 12th-16th

November 15, 2018 | by: Comp Blog Staff

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) and the workers’ compensation industry celebrate Kids’ Chance Awareness Week this week, November 12th-16th. The Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program provides 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.

The Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program was started in 2004, and is administered by the Louisiana Bar Foundation. The program is governed by a committee representing a cross-section of the state’s legal and workers’ compensation communities. Since 2004, the LBF Kids’ Chance program has awarded 290 scholarships totaling $664,100. The first Kids’ Chance program began in Georgia in 1988 and now there are programs in 43 states.

Gov. Edwards Proclaims November 12-16, 2018 LBF Kids' Chance Awareness Week

November 12-16, 2018, has officially been proclaimed Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids’ Chance Awareness Week by Governor John Bel Edwards. The LBF Kids' Chance Scholarship Program provides 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 15 scholarships were given totaling $50,500.
  • Click here for scholarship guidelines
  • Online applications for the 2019-20 school year will be available online December 1, 2018. The deadline to apply is February 18, 2019.
  • You can always be a Kids’ Chance sponsor or make a donation
  • 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 program has awarded 290 scholarships totaling $664,100.
  • The first Kids’ Chance program began in Georgia in 1988 and now there are programs in 43 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 information on Kids’ Chance.

How can you get involved?

  • Change Collection. Encourage all employees or board members to bring in change all week. Jars with the Kids’ Chance mission on them can be placed around the office for easy access. This can even be made a competition with different departments keeping their own jars. All the change collected can then be donated to Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program.
  • Dress Down Day. Have a casual office day where employees can only participate if they donate to Kids’ Chance.
  • 50/50 Raffle. Hold a 50/50 raffle one day at the office with proceeds going toward Kids’ Chance.
  • Pizza Lunch. Have a pizza lunch day with chips and soda. Employees can participate if they make a donation to Kids’ Chance.
  • Kids’ Chance Info Session. Hold a brief info session to share the Kids’ Chance mission and initiatives with employees. Provide a prize or give-away to those who attend.
  • Press. Share any Kids’ Chance press, written during the week or otherwise, on social media and with Kids’ Chance of America. Tag @KidsChanceInc!

LBF Kids' Chance Awareness Week ......Join us for beer and food

Join us for beer and food

Wednesday, November 14, 5-7p.m.

Urban South Brewery

1645 Tchoupitoulas Street

New Orleans

kid friendly and dog friendly

beer and drinks available for purchase

  • The LBF Kids' Chance Scholarship Program is for children of injured workers.
  • Meet and talk with some scholarship recipients.
  • Proceeds benefit the LBF Kids' Chance Scholarship Program.

See the Schools LBF Kids' Chance Recipients Attend

LBF Kids' Chance Awarded 15 scholarships totaling $50,500 for the 2018-19 school year at the following schools:

Bossier Parish Community College

Delgado Community College

Louisiana State University-Alexandria

Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge

Loyola University New Orleans

McNeese State University

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Northshore Technical Community College

University of New Orleans

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

 



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