• 100% of all Ranchers graduate high school.
  • 80% of all Ranchers pursue a post-secondary education.
  • In 2009, Arkansas investigated about 30,000 cases of possible child abuse.
  • More than 6,500 of those abuse investigations were substantiated.
  • It costs about $30,000 annually to care for a child at the Ranch.

News and Highlights

  • 2015 High School Graduates


    One of the greatest joys of working at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches is when one of our boys and girls graduates from high school. This year we had two who graduated from Batesville High School. Please join us in congratulating our 2015 high school graduates. Thanks to friends and supporters like you, this is another young man and woman who have been given a chance at success and leading productive lives in their communities. Thank you for allowing the Youth Ranches to provide a stable, healthy, and supportive homes to give them this chance. To learn more about how … Continue reading

  • Update at the Ranches’ DeGray Lake Campus


    On Tuesday, May 19th, Arkansas Senator Larry Teague met with Darrell Mitchell with the United States Corps of Engineers, Stanley Beck with the South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Millard Aud with the Olds Foundation and representatives of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches at the Ranches’ DeGray Lake Campus. Thanks to partnership with these officials and a grant from the Arkansas Department of Rural Development, the Ranches have just completed a project to replace the main power line to its South Arkansas campus. Pictured from left to right in the Walter S. Morris Chapel at the DeGray Lake Campus of the Arkansas … Continue reading

  • 2015 First Community Bank Golf Tournament


    Thanks so much to First Community Bank of Batesville for hosting its 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. First Community Bank has raised over $212,000 for the Ranches since it began the tournament in 1998! More than 100 golfers came out to the Course at Eagle Mountain on Wednesday, May 13th to support the boys and girls at the Ranches. Many thanks to everyone who played a part in making this tournament a success this year from the players, to the sponsors, to the bank staff members who organize this tournament each year. We … Continue reading

  • Spring 2015 Ranch Report


    The Spring 2015 issue of our Ranch Report is now available. In this issue we have updates from each of our three campuses, a look back at our 2014 Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner honoring Governor Beebe, and a message from our CEO, Nancy Weaver. Click the image below to view a PDF of the issue.    

  • Thank YOU for Supporting the Ranches!


    A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made a gift to the Ranches through ArkansasGives yesterday! YOU helped raise more than $13,000 to provide loving homes for our boys and girls! We are proud to serve with other Arkansans who give consistently to support the causes they serve. Thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas Community Foundation and ArkansasGives​, more than 2 million dollars was raised for more than 350 charities across the state! It was an incredible day for giving in Arkansas. Again, thank YOU for giving. If you were unable to make a gift during ArkansasGives, you can … Continue reading