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  • NEW: Youth Ranches Pumpkin Patch

    08/15/2017

    Join the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches for its first ever Pumpkin Patch! Admission is only $10 and includes one pumpkin per visitor and free access to all these fun activities: Corn Maze Hay Ride Bouncy Houses Petting Zoo Tire Swings Fruit Slingshot Corn Pit Carnival Games, and more! Our beautiful 600 acre campus offers many opportunities for beautiful fall photos with the whole family, and we’ll also have some fun photo spots set up for the kids! Hours of Operation Dates: Fri, Oct 20-Wed, Oct 25 and Fri, Oct 27-Sat, Oct 28 Times: M-F: 9-4, Sat: 9-5, Sun: 1-5 CLOSED: … Continue reading

  • Ranchers go back to school in two weeks!

    07/31/2017

    In just two short weeks, our Ranch boys and girls will be going back to school. There is so much to do between now and then! Hundreds of pairs of shoes and jeans will be tried on. Dozens of backpacks will be purchased and stuffed with new school supplies. There will be many fresh back-to-school haircuts given. That’s the exciting part of back to school at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. But what you may not realize is that for many Arkansas boys and girls, just getting to school can be complicated. How the Ranch Helped Three Siblings Brandon’s mom was constantly … Continue reading

  • Summer Ranch Report

    06/20/2017

    Thank you to every one of our donors for giving our boys and girls hope and a future! I’m excited to share our Summer Ranch Report and tell you about our new home for our older girls – made possible through your generosity. You’ll read about two of our Ranchers, Chris and Brandon. They graduated last month, and we couldn’t be more proud of them. Like most of our children, Chris came from a broken home. Before he was even 13 he was in trouble. He was smoking pot and skipping school. He was in and out of jail. But because you help provide loving … Continue reading

  • VIDEO from KARK 4 News: Youth Ranches Gives Arkansas Children a Place to Thrive

    06/07/2017

    In case you missed it, click here to watch the great story from KARK 4 News about the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches! Thanks to KARK for helping us tell our story about the lives that are changed at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. You can support the Ranch mission by becoming a Hope Builder with a monthly gift or by making a one-time gift to the Ranches. Did you know that a monthly contribution of just $25 can provide: •  New shoes for up to six of our boys and girls •  A monthly allowance for one child •  Caps and gowns for all of … Continue reading

  • VIDEO: New Girls Cottage Opens at Ranch

    04/21/2017

    At the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, we have seen a growing need for sibling groups, especially sibling groups that include younger children, who need a place to call home. We recently wrote about the youngest children we have taken to date. An under two year old, her three year old sister, and her brother, who is 10. This sibling group is just one of many reasons we decided to open a new cottage for girls at the Ranch this year. Here’s a story from KAIT Region 8 News about the new cottage and this immediate need. We have repurposed an older home … Continue reading

  • ASYR has been home to more than 2,050 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 more than 90% funded through charitable giving.