• 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 Still Make a Difference in 2015!


    As 2015 winds down, there’s still time for YOU to make a difference in the life of a child. With your help, we can provide homes for more of Arkansas’s foster children in 2016. Click here to make your 2015 tax-deductible donation by midnight December 31st to help us meet our 2015 goal. The above photo of our Ranchers was taken this summer at our Batesville campus. Seeing the smiles on these children’s faces, it’s hard to imagine the heartbreaking stories that brought each one to live at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Most of the time, children come to the Ranches … Continue reading

  • Support the Ranches with Special Tax-Free IRA Gifts


    For those aged 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. On December 18, 2015 the President signed into law legislation that retroactively extends the charitable IRA rollover for 2015 and makes this provision permanent for future years. A total of up to $100,000 can be transferred directly from traditional or Roth IRAs to one or more qualified charities such as Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches free from federal income tax each year. There may also be state income tax savings. Amounts given in this way count toward required IRA minimum withdrawal amounts … 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! But we need YOU to help make it happen! The end of the year is an expensive time to raise a child. Especially when you raise as many as we do at the Ranches! We ask that you consider making a special year-end gift to help meet our needs during … 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

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


    ***UPDATE*** Wednesday, December 2, 2015   On #GivingTuesday, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches partnered with Citizens Bank of Batesville to raise funds and awareness for the Ranches’ programs. Through an email and social media campaign with help from local Batesville media, the Ranches and Citizens Bank got the word out about the bank’s $5,000 matching gift opportunity and at last count the Ranches had raised $10,195. With the bank’s matching gift, the total raised for the Ranches on #GivingTuesday amounts to $15,195! Many thanks to the people of Batesville who dropped off donations at Citizens Bank and others across Arkansas who donated … Continue reading