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  • #GivingTuesday is November 27, And We Need Your Help!

    11/19/2018

    After Thanksgiving, #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, we celebrate #GivingTuesday! This special day shows that holidays can be about both giving and giving back. And this year, Citizens Bank is giving back in a big way! For every dollar you donate to the Ranches during #GivingTuesday, November 27, Citizens Bank will match your gift dollar for dollar up to $5,000! ONE DAY ONLY! This #GivingTuesday, you can double the impact of your gift to the ASYR by making an online donation or by dropping your gift by at any Citizens Bank location on Tuesday, November 27th. Here are some ways YOU can help the Ranches receive the entire … Continue reading

  • Actor Judge Reinhold to Appear at Special Screening of The Santa Clause to Benefit Ranch

    11/19/2018

    Actor Judge Reinhold will make a special appearance on Sunday, December 2, at the Melba Theater in Batesville for a screening of Disney’s Christmas hit The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen. Judge, who co-stars as Neal in the film, is best known for his roles in Beverly Hills Cop 1,2,3; Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Seinfeld. The Santa Clause will kick off the theater’s Very Melba Christmas series. Judge will participate in a Q&A and signings following the screening. The screening will benefit the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. The film will begin at 6:30 pm on Sunday, December 2 at the Melba … Continue reading

  • From Rancher to Aspiring Preacher

    10/29/2018

    John’s dad died in a car wreck when he was just 9 years old. And his mother was addicted to drugs, so he wound up going from one foster home to another. When John was 11, he came to the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, and he has been here ever since. A handsome young man with fair hair, bright blue eyes, freckles and a warm, caring smile, John is extremely smart and loves working with animals at the Ranch. He’s really good at chess and is eager to get outside and feed the chickens and goats who live near Faith Hall. Mrs. Cheyenne, his house mom, … Continue reading

  • On the Porch with Rick & Cheyenne

    09/20/2018

    Rick and Cheyenne Ingram are truly part of the fabric of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch. Since 1983, they have raised more than 500 boys in their home, Faith Hall. They have enjoyed seeing these children grow into emotionally stable and responsible young men, many who now have families of their own. We have a deep sense of gratitude to their 35-year commitment, and we wanted to ask them some questions about their time at the Ranch. Q: How long have you been at the Ranch? A: Rick started here as the mechanic in August 1982 and we started houseparenting in May of 1983,  so 35 years … Continue reading

  • Former Rancher Now a Teacher | Back to School Time!

    07/28/2018

    Scott remembers, it was a hot summer day when he was removed from his home by the court. He was just 14 at the time. Although leaving home was scary, he felt going to the Ranch couldn’t be any worse than where he was living. Twenty-five years later Scott can still recount the trauma of being locked in the sweltering garage or the camper all alone. As one of 5 kids (from multiple sets of parents), things happened that no child should have to experience. After he was removed from his home, he was able to come live at the Ranch. Initially, Scott had anger issues. … 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.