CHARLESTON, WV – In support of efforts to provide access to higher education for children who have lost the financial support of a parent or guardian, Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation today that officially designated this week as Kids’ Chance Awareness Week in West Virginia.
A ceremony was held in the Governor’s Reception Room at the State Capitol Building today to present the proclamation, honoring Kids’ Chance of West Virginia – a nonprofit organization which provides educational scholarships to young West Virginians who have had a parent suffer a serious, catastrophic, or fatal workplace injury or illness.
Since its inception in 1998, Kids’ Chance of West Virginia has provided more than $200,000 in scholarships to at-need children, helping them attend colleges, universities, or vocational and trade programs.
The Governor’s proclamation noted that access to higher education ensures that West Virginia’s young people have the knowledge and skills to be successful in the workplace, provide for their families, and make a difference in their communities.