The Kids’ Chance organization was founded in 1988 by Robert Clyatt, a workers’ compensation attorney from Georgia. Mr. Clyatt saw firsthand the devastating impact that severe workplace injuries had on children and their families.
With the assistance of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Georgia Bar, Mr. Clyatt incorporated Kids’ Chance of Georgia and started educational scholarship fund raising for the children of injured Georgia workers.
The Georgia Kids’ Chance started reaching out to other states and supported them in establishing their own states Kids’ Chance organizations. Over 25 states have organized Kids’ Chance programs.