Our Story & Mission
In December 2011 we devised a plan to assist our young children, at the time Nya (7) and Nina (5), in adjusting to their fourth duty station. It was our goal to recognize and celebrate their positive characteristics.
Kids Rank is a 501c(3) service-based organization developed specifically for military children. Through the formation of local clubs, Kids Rank engages children in hands-on, skill building projects and volunteer opportunities designed to encourage resilience while supporting their physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs. Our military children serve their communities just as their parents serve (or have served) our country.
Over the years our mission of empowering military children has remained the same but the vehicle for how it is communicated has evolved. We not only want to provide the kids with tangible acknowledgments but also encourage them to recognize their own strengths within.
Kids Ranks Prides will support the social and emotional growth of military children through structured skill-building activities that encourage resilience. Awarding “Ribbons” in recognition of members achievements will build and reinforce those lifelong skills they’ll need to meet life’s future challenges. Kids Rank Prides were conceived in 2011 with the idea of gathering together as a military community to fulfill this mission.