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  • October Pumpkin Patch 2022


    Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches 5th Annual Pumpkin Patch October 2022 We are so excited to welcome visitors back to the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches for our 5th annual Pumpkin Patch presented by First Community Bank! Each year, our staff and children work to transform the Ranch into a fall wonderland that is fun for the whole family! This year’s Pumpkin Patch will run from October 6th to October 30. Admission is only $10 and includes one pumpkin per visitor and free access to all of these fun activities:  Barrel Train Ride Enchanted Forest Hay Ride Bouncy Houses Inflatable Maze Petting … Continue reading

  • Ranchers Head Back To School


    The 2022-2023 school year will soon begin, and one thing is for sure, we have lots of excited boys and girls. Back to school is always an exciting time. For some of our newer Ranchers, this school year represents a fresh start. This year will be the first time they thrive in their school work. One Rancher, a boy who has called the ranch home for over 5 years, will get his diploma this year! This is all thanks to support from friends like you. Prices continue to rise: You Can Help! August 22nd we will send our Ranchers back … Continue reading

  • Gourmet Guru Grill Giveaway!


    Grilling season is here, and we are very excited to offer another opportunity to win a beautiful new Deluxe Gourmet Guru Grill while benefiting the mission of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches! Details: For every $10 you donate to the Ranch through this special link, you will be entered to win this Deluxe Grill from Gourmet Guru Grills. For every $25 you donate, you will receive three (3) entries. Drawing will be held on Friday, June 17, just in time for Father’s Day! The Gourmet Guru Grill comes with a handy Metal Rolling Cart, and together they retail for $948! … Continue reading

  • VOTE for Ranch to Receive $5,000 Difference Maker Award


    In 2018, Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches received a Difference Maker Award from Rainwater Holt & Sexton for our work protecting children from violence and abuse. This year, in honor of 5 years of presenting this award to local charities, Rainwater Holt & Sexton will donate $5,000 to the charity that receives the most votes. YOU can help the Ranch receive this $5,000 donation! Just click here to vote for Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Since 1976, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch has raised more than 2,200 boys and girls from every corner of the state. These are children, who through no fault of their … Continue reading

  • There’s Still Time to Make a Difference in 2021


    As we wrap up our 45th year at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, we are grateful that you helped us accomplish BIG things in 2021! This year: More than 40 boys and girls have found a home and hope for a brighter future at the Ranch. One of our Ranchers graduated from high school a semester early and is headed to basic training in January to join the U.S. Marine Corps. Over 4,000 visitors came out to the Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch. We honored the Heflin Family at the 26th annual Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner. Many celebrated weddings and special events at the Ranch’s events … 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.