• 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

  • After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we celebrate #GivingTuesday!


    This year’s #GivingTuesday will be on December 2, 2014. This is a special day that proves the holidays can be both about giving and giving back. It shows that we can do more with our wallets than just shop – and that we can give as good as we get. Here are a few ways you can join us in #GivingTuesday and support the boys and girls at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. •   Make a year-end or monthly gift to support the Ranches’ mission of providing safe, healthy and loving homes for Arkansas boys and girls. • Pick out a Christmas gift from our Ranch Tree to brighten the holidays for one of our … Continue reading

  • Christmastime at the Ranches!


    Country Christmas Craft Fair On Saturday, December 6th, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will hold its 29th Annual Country Christmas Craft Fair at its Batesville campus, and you’re invited! 29th Annual Country Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 6th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 100 Saint Vincent Place, Batesville Just in time for the holidays, Country Christmas is a great opportunity to purchase unique handmade items by crafters from across the state. Bring a friend to the Ranch for breakfast and enjoy delicious homemade cinnamon rolls, and stick around for lunch and a bowl of homemade chili. Admission is free, and proceeds from … Continue reading

  • Building Hope for Our Ranchers


    If you walk down the hallways of our cottages and offices you will see many photos of the boys and girls who have lived at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches over the years. We love looking through our old photos and seeing how the children have changed over the years. There are photos of boys riding bikes and fishing. There are photos of young ladies riding horses and helping our houseparents in the kitchen. There are photos of the children having fun together at meals and parties. To us, all of these photos are reminders of your generosity. Without your … Continue reading

  • 2 Ways to Shop and Support the Ranch


    There are a lot of ways you can support the Ranch by giving, but here are two ways that you can support by doing something you probably already do on a weekly basis: shop! Amazon Smile Did you know that through Amazon.com’s Amazon Smile program, the online retailer will donate .5% of your Amazon purchases to benefit the boys and girls at the Ranch. All you need to do is visit http://www.smile.amazon.com/ and select the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches as the charity you would like to support. Just make sure you go to http://www.smile.amazon.com/ when making your Amazon purchases, and .5% of … Continue reading

  • Governor Mike Beebe to be Honored with 2014 Arkansas Children’s Award


    Governor Mike Beebe will receive the 2014 Arkansas Children’s Award at a dinner in his honor this November. Governor Beebe has served as Master of Ceremonies and presented the Arkansas Children’s Award for the past 18 years and this year will receive the award himself. The dinner, which benefits the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, is held each year to honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to create better opportunities for Arkansas’s youth. Governor Beebe is being honored for his more than 32 years of public service to the people of Arkansas as well as for his long-time support … Continue reading