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, called Prides, Kids Rank engages children in hands-on, skill building projects and volunteer opportunities designed to encourage resilience through our core pillars of CONNECT, LEAD and SERVE. Our military children serve their communities just as their parents serve (or have served) our country. The program is open to school-aged military children from all branches of service including active duty, reservists, retirees and Families of the Fallen.
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.
Co-Founder & Executive Director
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.