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 of 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, Inc. in Georgia and began raising money to fund educational scholarships.
Kids’ Chance, Inc. began reaching out to other states and assisted them in establishing their own Kids’ Chance organizations. Kids' Chance of America was formed and forty-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
Kids' Chance of America Council of State Delegates
Doug McCoy (in memoriam)
John Ross (in memoriam)