• 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

  • THANK YOU for Giving during ArkansasGives!


    April 7 was a HUGE day for nonprofits and donors alike in Arkansas thanks to ArkansasGives, a statewide day of giving organized in partnership by the Arkansas Community Foundation and the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance. The results are in, and semi-final numbers show that in just 12 hours, 14,882 donors gave a total of $4,077,884 to participating Arkansas nonprofits! The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches were among the nearly 600 participating nonprofit organizations in Thursday’s ArkansasGives and by the end of the day had raised $25,862 from 110 donors! According to ArkansasGives’ website, the Ranches raised more gifts and more total dollars than any other organization … Continue reading

  • ArkansasGives is TODAY and we need YOUR help!


    ArkansasGives is TODAY, and we need YOUR help! Today only: the Morris Foundation is matching dollar-for-dollar every donation made to the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches through ArkansasGives up to $5,000. And the Ross Foundation will also match the first $500! That means the first $500 donated actually equals $1,500! That’s a month’s worth of food for two of our houses! And after that, every $25 = $50…or a monthly allowance for two children to learn financial responsibility. Every $150 = $300…or school supplies for six children who are succeeding in school for the first time. And every $1,000 = $2,000…or fuel to transport children to visit family members in other parts of the state. … Continue reading

  • Celebrating 40 Years of Providing Homes


    This year, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches celebrates its 40th Anniversary. For 40 years, the Ranches have provided homes for boys and girls who have been abandoned, abused, and neglected. When the sheriffs of Arkansas founded the Ranches in 1976, they saw a need for children who were being overlooked and falling through the cracks. These children had no good options for a home life and no one to turn to. So sheriffs, with the help of individuals in their communities, raised support to build a home for boys to begin meeting that need. Since then, the Ranches have grown … Continue reading

  • Help Us Send Sheriff Doc Holladay Over the Edge!


    Would you dare to rappel off of a 14 story building? What if it was to support your favorite charity? On Saturday, April 2nd, Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay will go “Over the Edge” and rappel from the top of the 14 story First Security Bank building in Little Rock’s River Market to raise funds and awareness for the children who call the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches home. Join us in supporting Sheriff Holladay “Over the Edge” and the Ranches by donating to our Over the Edge campaign page here. You can also help by spreading the word about this campaign by … Continue reading

  • Double the Impact of YOUR Gift During ArkansasGives


      On Thursday, April 7th, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches needs YOUR help! On that day between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, you can double the impact of your gift to the Ranches at ArkansasGives.org. For every dollar you donate to the Ranches through ArkansasGives, thanks to a matching gift from the Morris Foundation, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000! ***UPDATE*** And the Ross Foundation will match the first $500! You can make your gift go twice as far by making a gift during ArkansasGives. Your gift will also help the Ranches earn bonus dollars from … Continue reading