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  • There’s still time to make a difference in 2023!

    12/21/2023

    Our boys and girls are out of school for Christmas break and are looking forward to a magical Christmas morning, some for the very first time. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed Christmas presents this year to make that magic happen! As we wrap up our 47th year at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, we are grateful that you helped us accomplish BIG things in 2023! This year: Boys and girls from 11 different counties found a stable, loving home and hope for a brighter future at the Ranch. We began fundraising and preparing the ground to build a new home … Continue reading

  • Bridging the Gap Between Foster and Forever Families

    11/17/2023

    Thank you to KARK Channel 4 for sharing the Ranch story! Since 1976, Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches has been a place to call home for more than 2,200 boys and girls from every corner of the state. While some Ranchers will stay until they’re 18 or 21, often the Ranch is a bridge for children from foster care to adoption. Watch Isaac’s story and see how the Ranch helped him find his forever family. You can join the fight against the foster care crisis The Ranch currently receives 20 calls per week looking for beds for foster children, and we … Continue reading

  • Double Your Gift on #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2023!

    10/27/2023

    What is Giving Tuesday? After Thanksgiving, #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday each year, we celebrate #GivingTuesday. This special day helps demonstrate that holidays can be about both giving and giving back.  This year, Citizens Bank will once again be matching gifts on #GivingTuesday. For every dollar donated to the ASYR on November 28th, Citizens Bank will match your contributions up to $5,000! Here are some ways YOU can help the ASYR receive the entire $5,000 matching gift from Citizens Bank on #GivingTuesday: Make an online donation by clicking here.  Text the word ranch to 26989, or call 501-940-3440 to make a gift of … Continue reading

  • 28th Annual Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner to honor Marge Schueck

    08/17/2023

    For 28 years, Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches has recognized  Arkansans who have made outstanding contributions to create better opportunities for Arkansas children. These Arkansans personify in word and deed the ideals of the Ranch, and hundreds have gathered each year to pay tribute to their dedication at the Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner. This year, we are excited to present the 28th annual Arkansas Children’s Award to Marge Schueck. Whether you realize it or not, you have likely been impacted by the work of Marge Schueck. You may have been helped by Marge in the gift shop at the Winthrop P. … Continue reading

  • Help the Ranch Secure a $200,000 Challenge Grant to Build New Home!

    08/02/2023

    Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches announced today a generous $200,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, aiming to spur donations for building a new cottage that will provide a home for up to eight additional children at the Ranch. To receive the $200,000 challenge grant, ASYR must complete its fundraising for the new home by raising the final $233,000 of its capital campaign. Click here to make a donation to help ASYR meet this challenge and build a new home! The campaign, which is already three-quarters of the way to achieving its $1 million goal with more than … Continue reading

  • ASYR has been home to more than 2,200 children since 1976.
  • Up to eight children live in each cottage cared for by a professional house parent.
  • 75% of children at ASYR are here with at least one sibling.
  • More than 8,500 children entered the Arkansas foster care system in 2016.
  • 50% of children enter Arkansas foster care because of drugs.
  • ASYR is 100% privately funded.