• 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

  • Governor Mike Beebe to be Honored with 2014 Arkansas Children’s Award


    Governor Mike Beebe will receive the 2014 Arkansas Children’s Award at a dinner in his honor this November. Governor Beebe has served as Master of Ceremonies and presented the Arkansas Children’s Award for the past 18 years and this year will receive the award himself. The dinner, which benefits the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, is held each year to honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to create better opportunities for Arkansas’s youth. Governor Beebe is being honored for his more than 32 years of public service to the people of Arkansas as well as for his long-time support … Continue reading

  • Building Hope for Our Ranchers


    If you walk down the hallways of our cottages and offices you will see many photos of the boys and girls who have lived at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches over the years. We love looking through our old photos and seeing how the children have changed over the years. There are photos of boys riding bikes and fishing. There are photos of young ladies riding horses and helping our houseparents in the kitchen. There are photos of the children having fun together at meals and parties. To us, all of these photos are reminders of your generosity. Without your … Continue reading

  • Ranch Cattle Program Featured in Hereford World Magazine


    While for many years the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches has maintained a herd of 40 commercial cattle, it will soon be home to a registered Hereford herd. In the September issue of Hereford World Magazine, Program Director Philip Ives talks about the Ranch’s new Hereford cattle program and how the Ranch hopes to use its herd as an additional source of revenue while also giving our boys and girls hands-on experience in agriculture. Check out the full article by clicking the page below.

  • 2 Ways to Shop and Support the Ranch


    There are a lot of ways you can support the Ranch by giving, but here are two ways that you can support by doing something you probably already do on a weekly basis: shop! Amazon Smile Did you know that through Amazon.com’s Amazon Smile program, the online retailer will donate .5% of your Amazon purchases to benefit the boys and girls at the Ranch. All you need to do is visit http://www.smile.amazon.com/ and select the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches as the charity you would like to support. Just make sure you go to http://www.smile.amazon.com/ when making your Amazon purchases, and .5% of … Continue reading

  • My Town Hero: Ms. Cheyenne


    Faith Hall Houseparent, Ms. Cheyenne was recently featured on KTHV Channel 11 as My Town Hero for Batesville. She was nominated by former Rancher Jamie Vanlandingham, who is now 19 and in paramedic school. Jamie said that Ms. Cheyenne was the supportive parent figure that he needed during his years at the Ranch. Ms. Cheyenne has been a houseparent at the Ranch for more than 31 years and has helped raise hundreds of children. She truly is a hero to so many, and we are grateful for her years of service and her heart for our boys and girls.   … Continue reading