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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

  • Screening of The Santa Clause with Actor Judge Reinhold to Benefit ASYR


    Actor Judge Reinhold will be making an appearance this Sunday at the Melba Theater in Batesville for a very special screening of the holiday film The Santa Clause staring Tim Allen. Reinhold is best known for his roles in Beverly Hills Cop and Fast Times at Ridgemont High and plays Neal in The Santa Clause. Reinhold will meet and greet moviegoers at this special screening, which is also a benefit for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. The film will begin at 2:00 pm this Sunday, December 4 at the Melba Theater, located at 115 West Main Street in downtown Batesville. There will also be a question-and-answer session and … Continue reading

  • UPDATE: Arkansas Foster Care Crisis


    Last year, Governor Asa Hutchinson said the Arkansas foster care system was in a state of crisis. I wish I could write today and let you know how much better the situation is. But the fact is, we are losing ground. More than 8,500 children entered the Arkansas foster care system this year. That’s up 10% since this time last year. That means 23 children were separated from their families. Every. Single. Day. Through no fault of their own, everything they’ve ever known was changed in a moment. Removed from their families with nothing but the clothes on their back and … Continue reading

  • Double Your Gift on #GivingTuesday, November 29


    After Thanksgiving, #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, we celebrate #GivingTuesday! This year’s #GivingTuesday will be on November 29, 2016. This special day shows that holidays can be about both giving and giving back. And this year, Citizens Bank is giving back in a big way! For every dollar you donate to the Ranches, Citizens Bank will match your gift dollar for dollar up to $5,000! Only on #GivingTuesday, you can double the impact of your gift to the ASYR by making an online donation or by dropping your gift by at any Citizens Bank location. Here are four ways YOU can help the Ranches receive the entire … Continue reading

  • Shop Amazon Smile and Support the Ranches!


    There are a lot of ways you can support the Ranches by giving, but here’s a way that you can support by doing something you probably already going to do this Holiday Season: shop online! Whether it’s on #BlackFriday, #CyberMonday, or any day of the year, use Amazon.com’s Amazon Smile program, and the online retailer will donate .5% of your Amazon purchases to benefit the boys and girls at the Ranches! All you need to do is visit Amazon Smile and select the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches as the charity you would like to support, and .5% of your future purchases will benefit … Continue reading

  • 40 Years of Hope and Homes


    Join us at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches’ Batesville campus on Saturday, October 22nd at 5:00 to celebrate 40 years of providing Hope and Homes for some of Arkansas’s most deserving boys and girls! The Ranches will be grilling burgers using ASYR’s own grass-fed beef and blowing out candles on its 40th birthday cake! The community is invited to come out for a birthday party to celebrate the Ranches’ 40th anniversary. Join current and former Ranchers, Ranch board members, sheriffs, and supporters from across the state. Please RSVP by emailing matt@youthranches.com or call or text 501-940-3440. If you cannot attend, consider making … Continue reading