KIDS RANK YOUTH AMBASSADOR TRAVELS TO DC TO TESTIFY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS TO THE DEPT OF EDUCATION
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Youth Ambassador Avery Reisinger discusses the impact after-school programs can have on kids facing isolation, and how Congress could help. | Opinion
AUGUST 29, 2023, 5:00 AM
KIDS RANK DIRECTOR NAMED AS 2023 GLOBAL ALLIANCE AWARDEE FOR MILITARY YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY
Executive Director Kelcey Liverpool was recently awarded the 2023 Recognition award by the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice. The award acknowledges significant contributions of individuals or organizations that align with and reflect the Alliance’s core values. Individuals selected for recognition aree engaged in work aimed at preventing behavioral health problems, advocating for populations who are vulnerable or marginalized by policies, practices, attitudes, and institutional structures, and/or applying principles of human rights and social justice to policy development, community action, systems change or clinical practice. Recipients are selected by the Membership Committee of the Global Alliance.
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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. Over 11 years ago our a group of 10 military-connected kids participated in their very first Pride Meeting in Highwood, IL.
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 activities! 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. Currently, Prides located in Forrestal Village, Great Lakes, Highland Park, North Chicago, and Chicago.