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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

  • 40 Years of Hope and Homes


    Join us at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches’ Batesville campus on Saturday, October 22nd at 5:00 to celebrate 40 years of providing Hope and Homes for some of Arkansas’s most deserving boys and girls! The Ranches will be grilling burgers using ASYR’s own grass-fed beef and blowing out candles on its 40th birthday cake! The community is invited to come out for a birthday party to celebrate the Ranches’ 40th anniversary. Join current and former Ranchers, Ranch board members, sheriffs, and supporters from across the state. Please RSVP by emailing matt@youthranches.com or call or text 501-940-3440. If you cannot attend, consider making … Continue reading

  • Summer 2016 Crossroads


                            Check out our latest edition of Crossroads and find some myths about Estate Planning! Just click on the picture below.    

  • Summer 2016 Ranch Report


    Our Ranchers are having a blast this summer! In this issue of the Ranch Report we we celebrate our 40th Anniversary.  Check out details about this years Children’s Award Dinner recipient and enjoy a message from our ASYR CEO Nancy Weaver. Click the picture below to view our Summer 2016 issue online.  

  • Cattle Program Makes BIG Difference in Rancher’s Life


    Chris is literally the poster child for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches’ cattle program. Chris was placed at the Ranch four years ago after his mother was charged with drug abuse. Chris, who was 14 at the time, was headed down the same path as his mother. He had joined a local gang and had begun using drugs himself. At the Ranch, Chris got involved with our educational cattle program. He heard about our plans to raise a registered Hereford herd, so he began reading Hereford World magazine and studying the bloodlines of the cows. He helped our Program Director Philip … Continue reading

  • 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