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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A PRIDE Member

CONNECT
 

(Teamwork) Military children begin to understand the uniqueness of their families as they engage in activities bonding with other military children.

LEAD

(Empower) Military children begin to discover their own talents; their abilities to use their critical thinking skills to help solve problems and bring about change in their communities.

SERVE
 

(Take Action) Military children begin to learn their new environment and how to care for others when planning and executing service projects.

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Kids Rank Prides

Our cornerstone program are the weekly meetings held throughout the school year to provide consistency and stability for military children.

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Kids Rank is open to Military and Veteran Children from all branches of service.

K-2nd Grade

3rd-5th Grade

6th-8th Grade

Weekly Pride Meetings typically made up of 10-12 children—give members an opportunity to connect with those who understand the culture and challenges faced by others in similar circumstances.

Currently Weekly Pride Meetings are offered in:

Great Lakes, IL

Ft. Sheridan, IL

Englewood, IL

Additional Programs

Social Skills & Service

Programming for 6th Grade+

  • Kids Rank Media Department

  • Entrepreneurial Program: Sweets by Kid

  • Babysitting & CPR Certification
     

Service Projects

  • Shedd Aquarium Action Day

  • Toys for Tots

  • Feed My Starving Children

  • Bernie's Book Bank


Family Programming

  • Annual Family Camping Trip

  • Chicago Bulls Game

  • Kayak for Conservation

By paralleling the manner in which the
accomplishments of military members are
recognized, Kids Rank Pride Members earn
“Ribbons” by achieving distinction in many
categories such as:

Adapt | Bravery | Courage | Determination | Endurance | Foresight | Patience | Trust
 

The program emphasizes the importance of giving back through service related volunteer activities within the communities they currently call home. Pride Members 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.

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Kids Rank Prides meet once a week from October - May.

In the 2018-2019 PrograM Year

115

Military children registered

300

FAMILY MEMBERS ENGAGED

15

organizations served

1,970

volunteer hours combined

  • 1 Fully attended Transition Summer Camp Session held at Naval Station Great Lakes

  • 9 Pride Groups running in both Lake and Cook County, IL a total of 115 kids registered

  • 3 Safety Trainings

  • 2 Entrepreneurial Program Sessions

  • 10 Trained Pride Leaders

  • 7 Special events during April to celebrate the Month of the Military Child

learn more about BECOMing A PRIDE MEMBER

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