• 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

  • Spring 2015 Ranch Report

    04/23/2015

    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!

    04/03/2015

    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

  • ArkansasGives is TODAY, and we need YOUR help!

    04/02/2015

    TODAY ONLY, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches need YOU as we participate in ArkansasGives! For the past few weeks, we’ve been spreading the word about ArkansasGives, a one-day statewide giving event. Now, we’re asking for your help as we compete for bonus dollars and cash prizes as part of this event. UPDATE! Thanks to a challenge gift by the Ross Foundation, YOU can double the impact of your gift. The Ross Foundation will match dollar for dollar up to $500 for every gift to the Ranches made during ArkansasGives. Help us meet our goal today by making a gift between 8 am and 8 pm. The Ranches provide more than just a warm bed … Continue reading

  • Help Send Our Boys and Girls to Prom with ArkansasGives!

    02/24/2015

    The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches need your help! We have seven to ten boys and girls who would like to attend their Junior Senior Prom this year. If you’ve ever sent a child to prom, you know that can be an expensive undertaking. Now imagine sending ten! We have already received some generous donations of prom dresses to help us meet this need, but we need your help to cover the rest of the expenses. On Thursday, April 2, we are participating in ArkansasGives, a one-day online giving event. This would be a great opportunity to make a gift to … Continue reading

  • More Priceless Feedback from Our Ranchers

    02/06/2015

    Home and family are two words we hear often around the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. And thanks to our supporters, when a child comes to one of the Ranches, that is exactly what they experience. We strive to make our campus as much like a family home as possible. So when we ask our boys and girls what the Ranches mean to them, we are proud when we hear things like: “The Ranch has become my family. It’s more than just a place to live. It’s home.” – Erin, age 18 “The Ranch is a loving and caring home with … Continue reading