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  • Giving Tuesday, November 29th!!


    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 29th, 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

  • Llahoma’s Story


    An Unimaginable Childhood Llahoma was only 10 years old when her parents divorced. Soon after that, her mother became pregnant with another man’s child. Her mother went from job to job. Over the next 3 years, they were evicted often and a variety of men were in and out of Llahoma’s life. There was no stability. Llahoma’s mom and her live in boyfriend were both addicted to drugs. Her mother would often try to barter her for sex in exchange for more drugs. First, her mom was trafficking drugs. Then she started an escort service. Every day was filled with physical, … Continue reading

  • 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

  • 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.