Robert Clyatt, a workers’ compensation attorney from Valdosta, Georgia, founded the first Kids’ Chance organization in 1988. Through his work, he had witnessed the life-shattering impact that a serious workplace injury had on the children those injured, who were now having to fund their own education.
With the assistance of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Georgia Bar, Bob Clyatt incorporated Kids’ Chance of Georgia and began raising money to fund educational scholarships.
Kids’ Chance of Georgia began reaching out to other states and assisted them in establishing their own Kids’ Chance organizations. Thirty-nine states have organized Kids’ Chance programs that are actively providing need-based scholarships to the families of seriously injured workers, and new organizations are being formed each year.
Our Board of Directors
Robert M. Clyatt, Esq.
Robert M.Clyatt, PC
Founder & Chairman of the Board
Director, Georgia Subsequent Injury Trust Fund
United Parcel Service
Director of Facilities Management, Waffle House, Inc.
Hon. Carolyn Hall
Chairman, Georgia Board of Workers' (Retired)
Ann Baird Bishop
Sponsler, Bishop, Koven & Hamner, PA
Brasfield & Gorrie
Polly F. Hale
Builders Insurance Group
Michelle Lutz Hays
Comprehensive Care Group
National DCP, LLC
Hon. Jeffrey Kight
Superior Court of Georgia, First District
Joseph Leman, Esq.
Leman Law Firm, PC
Hon. Frank R. McKay
Georgia Board of Workers' Compensation
Lisa Wade, Esq.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP
Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO
Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Lynda Snyder Smith
Financial & General Operations Coordinator