• 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 Supporting the Ranches!


    A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Ranches through ArkansasGives yesterday! YOU helped raise $7,736 to provide loving homes for our boys and girls! We are proud to serve with other Arkansans who give consistently to support the causes they serve. Thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas Community Foundation and ArkansasGives​, we as a state raised almost $2 million dollars for more than 350 charities across the state! It was an incredible day for giving in Arkansas. Again, thank YOU for giving. If you were unable to make a gift during ArkansasGives, you can always make … Continue reading

  • ArkansasGives is TODAY, and we need YOUR help!


    TODAY ONLY, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches need YOU as we participate in ArkansasGives! For the past few weeks, we’ve been spreading the word about ArkansasGives, a one-day statewide giving event. Now, we’re asking for your help as we compete for bonus dollars and cash prizes as part of this event. UPDATE! Thanks to a challenge gift by the Ross Foundation, YOU can double the impact of your gift. The Ross Foundation will match dollar for dollar up to $500 for every gift to the Ranches made during ArkansasGives. Help us meet our goal today by making a gift between 8 am and 8 pm. The Ranches provide more than just a warm bed … Continue reading

  • 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