• 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

  • Give the Gift of Hope this Year


    The above image was drawn by one of our Ranchers, and it depicts a scene not unlike what you might see at one of our campuses: a boy or girl having fun in the pasture helping with our cattle. Thanks to you, we have Ranchers on three campuses who have a safe, healthy and loving place to call home. The end of the year is an important time for the Ranches because we receive approximately 90% of our funding from people just like you across Arkansas. We work hard to not only care for the day-to-day needs of the boys and girls we raise, but we strive to … Continue reading

  • Actor Judge Reinhold Visits the Ranches


    On Saturday, December 13th, actor Judge Reinhold made a Christmastime visit to the boys and girls at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches campus in Bethesda. Judge Reinhold, who now lives in Arkansas, is known for his roles in the The Santa Clause and Beverly Hills Cop movies. The boys and girls from the DeGray Lake and Donald W. Reynolds Campuses also traveled to the Batesville Campus for the special visit. After a lunch with the children and staff, Mr. Reinhold showed clips from some of his popular movie roles and talked to the children about his film career. He said his motto … Continue reading

  • Christmastime at the Ranches!


    Country Christmas Craft Fair On Saturday, December 6th, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will hold its 29th Annual Country Christmas Craft Fair at its Batesville campus, and you’re invited! 29th Annual Country Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 6th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 100 Saint Vincent Place, Batesville Just in time for the holidays, Country Christmas is a great opportunity to purchase unique handmade items by crafters from across the state. Bring a friend to the Ranch for breakfast and enjoy delicious homemade cinnamon rolls, and stick around for lunch and a bowl of homemade chili. Admission is free, and proceeds from … Continue reading

  • After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we celebrate #GivingTuesday!


    This year’s #GivingTuesday will be on December 2, 2014. This is a special day that proves the holidays can be both about giving and giving back. It shows that we can do more with our wallets than just shop – and that we can give as good as we get. Here are a few ways you can join us in #GivingTuesday and support the boys and girls at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. •   Make a year-end or monthly gift to support the Ranches’ mission of providing safe, healthy and loving homes for Arkansas boys and girls. • Pick out a Christmas gift from our Ranch Tree to brighten the holidays for one of our … 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