Connect, Lead, and Serve at a Distance

While we are unable to meet in person, Kids Rank is continuing to support our military children. We have been working to adapt our programming so our Pride Members can continue earning their ribbons and our community can celebrate Month of the Military Child!

APRIL IS MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

A message from Kids Rank co-founder and Executive Director, Kelcey Liverpool

Kids Rank supports the social and emotional well-being of the military child and during this unprecedented world crisis this will once again be tested as they must witness their parents stepping forward to answer the call of duty.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on some of the most undervalued work forces in our communities and our military service men and women stand with them quietly continuing to defend and protect against an invisible threat felt around the world. The U.S. government is relying on the military for a significant part of its effort to contain the pandemic. The Army Corps of Engineers is retrofitting convention centers and hotels into medical facilities in Chicago, Wisconsin, New York and Seattle, the Navy has sent hospital ships to New York and California, the National Guard is unloading trucks at grocery stores in Arizona, and military doctors, nurses and enlisted medical professionals are leaving home to deploy to places across the country to aid civilian doctors and protect the nation.

As we are seeing, there will not be a quick resolution to this disease. For many of us who are doing our part staying at home we may or may not have had direct exposure to the virus, however, the longer-term impact of our mental health is a concern.  This anxiety is significantly increased for families who have a front line worker in their household, now imagine this from the perspective of a child.

So what can we do as a community to support? Social connectedness improves children’s chances of showing resilience to adversity. Creative approaches to staying connected are important. We can make opportunities to come together as we have seen all across the world in sing-a-longs from balconies and doorsteps, virtual dance parties and video chats with friend and families. What bring us hope are those moments we form human connection and see that we are all in this together.

Virtual 'ZOOM'ba Event

Grab your entire family and join Kids Rank as we do our part to continue celebrating Month of the Military Child and get active in an effort to uplift the spirits of our community.

Register below for our 'Zoom'ba event on April 25 at 10 AM! The link to join will be emailed after you register.

If Zumba is not your thing, you can still register and watch us stream live on Facebook – your support will be in 

commenting, liking, sharing!

MILITARY CHILD

MASK PROJECT

At the beginning of the year, our Pride Members created masks reflecting their experiences as military children. We want to encourage other military children to use the resources below to create their own masks!

Video by Pride Leader Madison and Pride Members Cole and Shyann

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Postponed

Winter 2020

Amazing Family Race With USO

Postponed Winter 2020

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Postponed Fall 2020

5K Family Fun Run

Postponed Fall 2020

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April 24, 2021

5th Annual Kids Rank Ball

April 24, 2021

Our Mission

Kids Rank provides military children with a sense of stability through interactive group learning experiences.

1957 Sheridan Road

Highland Park, IL 60035

Phone: (847) 505-2411

Email: info@kidsrank.org

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CHANGE THE LIVES OF MILITARY CHILDREN

$25

General

Donation

$75

Club Dues &

Uniform Allowances

$100

Annual Family

Camping Trip

$150

Red Cross

Babysitter Training

$250

Night at the

Museum

$5,000

Fund a Pride

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