A Note from Bob: Welcome to Kids’ Chance Awareness Week! This week, all across America, Kids’ Chance chapters and their supporters are engaged in activities that will raise awareness of this great cause. However, it is one thing to hear about Kids’ Chance; it is quite another to meet just a few of the people whose lives have been changed by this organization, its supporters and volunteers. Therefore, my blog this week will be dedicated to introducing you to just a few of the “Faces of Kids’ Chance,” so that you can see for yourself the importance of the work Kids’ Chance does. Each day I will introduce you to a couple of our kids who have been given the opportunity of education and have worked hard to better their lives despite the truly tragic incidents that brought them here.

If you do not know what Kids’ Chance is or why you should support it, you can learn about it here.

I am pleased to introduce today’s Faces of Kids’ Chance:


Emily K.

The Kids’ Chance scholarship has allowed me to attend a wonderful university that provides me with numerous opportunities inside the classroom and out.

This semester I am studying abroad in Angers, France. I live with a host family and take classes at a French university, Université Catholique de l’Ouest. I am becoming more proficient in the French language, learning about the French culture, and even the culture of other European countries.

After finishing my undergraduate degree, I would like to join a service like the Peace Corps or Americorps and then go back to school either for a master’s degree or law school. I eventually want to have a career where I am able to work at home but also abroad. I think my dream job is to be a diplomat.

I’m not certain on my future career, but I would like to use math and the French language.

My family and I send our greatest appreciation.

Thank you,
Emily K.
Saint Mary’s College
Kids’ Chance of Indiana Scholarship Recipient


Trent J.

First of all, I can’t express my gratitude enough to all the sponsors who made the start of my college career possible. Without the $5,000 dollar portion of the scholarship that I received for this semester, I would be in the hole for $5,000 and I wouldn’t know where to go from there. I could always pull loans, but that would put a strain on the next 10+ years of my life just to pay them off. The caring people who have donated this money to me have also invested in my dreams to become an agricultural engineer who will discover and improve the agricultural world. I had fallen in love with this area as soon as I arrived at the University of Idaho, a campus surrounded by the most fertile farming land in the northwest. I ultimately want to be in the agricultural industry, consulting and creating fabrications of parts for large farming companies.

While I am taking many engineering classes, I am also taking swing dancing and built a float in the shape of a tank for the homecoming parade. I’ve also joined a fraternity, which is one of the best experiences I’ve had so far, along with logging games and selling wood to the community.

All I can say is that I have grown more as a man just in the few weeks that I have been at school and I look forward to improving my knowledge and enjoying experiences that will improve the life of mine and others along the way. Thank you to Kids’ Chance for making this important step in my life possible.

Trent J.
University of Idaho
Kids’ Chance of California Scholarship Recipient

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