• 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

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


    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


    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

  • 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

  • Fall 2014 Ranch Report


    Click here to see our Fall 2014 Ranch Report!