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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

  • 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

  • Springtime at the Ranches


    Spring is one of our favorite times of the year at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. The cold months are past, and our campuses are budding with new life in many different ways. Our pastures and trees are turning green, flowers are blooming, and new calves are being born at our Batesville campus. Our boys and girls are finishing up their school year and are hopefully anticipating summer break and spending more time outdoors. Spring is a time of beauty and hope at the Ranches. This year, as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we are thankful for friends like YOU. … Continue reading

  • 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