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  • 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

  • Summer 2016 Crossroads


                            Check out our latest edition of Crossroads and find some myths about Estate Planning! Just click on the picture below.    

  • Summer 2016 Ranch Report


    Our Ranchers are having a blast this summer! In this issue of the Ranch Report we we celebrate our 40th Anniversary.  Check out details about this years Children’s Award Dinner recipient and enjoy a message from our ASYR CEO Nancy Weaver. Click the picture below to view our Summer 2016 issue online.  

  • Cattle Program Makes BIG Difference in Rancher’s Life


    Chris is literally the poster child for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches’ cattle program. Chris was placed at the Ranch four years ago after his mother was charged with drug abuse. Chris, who was 14 at the time, was headed down the same path as his mother. He had joined a local gang and had begun using drugs himself. At the Ranch, Chris got involved with our educational cattle program. He heard about our plans to raise a registered Hereford herd, so he began reading Hereford World magazine and studying the bloodlines of the cows. He helped our Program Director Philip … Continue reading

  • YOU can help Ranch boys and girls succeed in school


    As the summer winds down, the boys and girls who live at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches are soaking up the sunlight and enjoying swimming, fishing, and riding their bikes around our beautiful campuses. They have also been busy caring for our cattle and working in the fields to earn some extra spending money for the fall. Soon, our Ranchers will begin preparing for the new school year. Back-to-school is an exciting time at the Ranches with fresh haircuts and shopping for new school clothes. You can only imagine the number of backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, and crayons our … Continue reading

  • ASYR Barn Raising: We Need YOUR Help!


    You know that we are called the Arkansas SHERIFFS’ Youth Ranches because we were founded by the sheriffs. But have you ever wondered why the word RANCHES is in our name? One aspect that makes our program different from any other in the state is the fact that we are a real working ranch. At our Batesville campus, our Ranch boys and girls are helping raise a registered Hereford beef herd. The boys and girls love being able to work with these gentle cows, and raising cattle is also giving them educational, real world experience. It teaches discipline, responsibility, safety, … Continue reading