• 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

  • Back to School at the Ranches


    As the summer winds down at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, our boys and girls are soaking up the daylight and enjoying swimming, canoeing, fishing and riding their bikes around our beautiful campuses. They have also been busy caring for our cattle and working in the fields to make some extra spending money because they know that soon they will begin preparing for a busy school year. Back-to-school is an exciting time at the Ranches. There are a lot of back to school haircuts to get and new school clothes to shop for. And you can only imagine the number … Continue reading

  • Summer 2015 Ranch Report


    Our Ranchers are having a little summer fun! In this issue of the Ranch Report we have updates from our kids as they get to experience summer at the Ranches. Check out our two recent graduates, updates from our campuses, and a message from ASYR CEO Nancy Weaver. Click here to view our Summer 2015 issue online.

  • 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