Our Story & Mission

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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.

WHY

KIDS RANK?

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.

FRIENDSHIP
Military children share a special bond due to their unique lifestyle.  Through weekly Kids Rank Club activities, members will  have the opportunity to cultivate lifelong friendships, while developing social skills that will help prepare them for future life challenges.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Just as their parents serve our country, Kids Rank Prides will serve their local communities.  They will assist in developing and carrying out community service projects appropriate to the specific “Ribbon” they are pursuing and tailored to meet the needs of the community.
ELIGIBILITY
Kids Rank Pride Members can be families from any branch of military service, including those with a member on Active Duty, in the Reserve or National Guard, Retired or DoD civilian employees, Families of the Fallen.
ACTIVITIES
By paralleling the manner in which the accomplishments of military members are recognized, Kids Rank Pride Members will earn “Ribbons” by achieving distinction in many categories such as: Adapt, Bravery, Courage, and Determination.