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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

  • 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, you can 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 the … Continue reading

  • After #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, We Celebrate #GivingTuesday


    After #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, we celebrate #GivingTuesday. This year’s #GivingTuesday will be on December 1, 2015. This special day proves the holidays can be about both giving and giving back. And this year, Citizens Bank of Batesville is giving back in a big way! For every dollar you donate to the Ranches, Citizens Bank will match your gift up to $5,000! You can make your gift go twice as far and help the Ranches receive those matching dollars by making an online donation on #GivingTuesday or by dropping your gift by at any Citizens Bank location. At the Ranches we serve boys and … Continue reading

  • Christmas at the Ranches


    YOU Can Make this Christmas Merry and Bright for our Ranchers! Christmas can be a difficult time for the boys and girls at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Some miss their families, but for others, this may be the very first time they get to experience the joy of Christmas! This year, YOU can make a difference in the life of one of our Ranchers. We ask that you consider making a special year-end gift to help meet our needs during the Christmas season. Here are a few ways YOU can help! You can sponsor a child this Christmas by “adopting” one … Continue reading

  • Ranches Meeting Need in Arkansas Foster Care Crisis


    YOU can help keep more brothers and sisters together at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Did you know that 7,698 children entered the Arkansas foster care system last year? That means 21 children were separated from their families. Every. Day. Can you imagine what that would feel like? Everything you’ve ever known. Changed in a moment. Removed from your family with nothing but the clothes on your back and maybe a few belongings in a black garbage bag. That is why today I am humbly asking for your help. YOU can restore hope to these children. As of August 2015, there were 4,387 children … Continue reading

  • Winter 2015 Ranch Report


    The Winter 2015 Issue of our Ranch Report is now available to view online. In this issue we have an update from a previous Ranch resident, an interview with one of our houseparents, a report on our recent Children’s Award Dinner, and a message from CEO Nancy Weaver. There are also ways you can get support and get involved with the Ranches this Christmas. Click here to view a PDF of the issue.