Military children will say good-bye to more significant people by age 18 than the average person will in their lifetime.


April is The Month of the Military Child! It is a time that we like to formally invite our community to acknowledge the sacrifices that our military-connected youth make as part of our service member families. We have amazing events planned that include a service project benefitting local military-connected children and our 5th Annual Kids Rank Ball!


Kids Rank will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year, the Kids Rank Ball is a great way to close out the month and to celebrate our favorite people with a party! All events are family friendly, please join us for one or all!


Thank you to Kids Rank Pride Member Juliette M., the 9 year old child of a Navy service member, who created our 2022 Month of the Military Child logo!

Kids Rank Spotlight

Kids Rank Prides

Kids Rank engages military-connected children and youth in hands-on, skill building projects and volunteer opportunities designed to encourage resilience through our core pillars of CONNECT, LEAD, and SERVE.

We are so excited to be welcomed back at our military kids' schools and local community partner organizations for in-person Pride meetings! Our Pride Members during the 2021-2022 year are working on earning the Ribbons of Resilience, Trust, and Strategy. Pride members during weekly meetings are building Youth Leadership through Pride Officer Positions, giving back to their communities through Volunteer Service Projects, and connecting to other military kids through games and actitivites!

The Kids Rank Pride program is open to school-aged military children from all branches of service including active duty, reservists, retirees, veterans and Families of the Fallen. Prides located in Forrestal Village, Great Lakes, Highland Park, North Chicago, Chicago

Register today for Prides and other Kids Rank Programs!