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Shawndra Learns to Trust Again


There wasn’t a dry eye in the audience at the 14th Annual Arkansas Children’s Award’s Dinner after Rancher Shawndra spoke of how the Ranch has changed her life for the better. Dropping out of school and experimenting with drugs and alcohol in the 9th grade, Shawndra’s unstable home life left her feeling alone and scared. But after being at the Ranch for a year, she’s regained her ability to trust and love others, and now looks forward to a bright future.

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The Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches provide a loving, safe place to call home for children across Arkansas. Founded in 1976 by Arkansas sheriffs, ASYR has been home to more than 2,300 boys and girls from every corner of the state.