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“It’s All About the Kids” – Where Ranchers Tell Us About Themselves!

Read below for the inside scoop from Ranchers Abbi, Zeke, Lizzy, Jon-Michael and Zack!  We asked them questions about some of their favorite things and future goals.


Nickname: Abbi

Birthday: May 14

Grade: GED graduate

Favorite TV Show: The Hills

Favorite Movie: The Help

Favorite Song: “My Kinda Crazy” by Brantley Gilbert

Best Subject in School: English

Favorite Color: Orange

Favorite Sport: Volleyball

Favorite Season: Summer

My goal in life is to: Be happy.



Nickname: Zeke

Birthday: August 12

Grade: 10

Favorite Cartoon: Tom and Jerry

Best Subject in School: Language

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Sport: Football

Favorite Season: Winter

Favorite Farm Animal: Dog

What I like here about my life at the Ranch? That

I can just be me.



Nickname: Lizzy

Birthday: November 15

Grade: 10

Favorite Song: “You are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson

Best Subject in School: Drama

Favorite Singer: Michael Jackson

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Season: Fall

Hobbies: singing, dancing, being creative

My goal in life: To be someone I’m proud of.

What I like about my life here at the Ranch? I like knowing that I am not alone and that I am important and my life is too.  I love knowing that there is somewhere out there that people want to help me and want to be there for me.




Nickname: Jon-Michael

Birthday: July 23

Grade: 10

Favorite Movie: Marly and Me

Favorite Song: “I love You This Big” by Scotty McCreery

Best Subject in School: Agriculture mechanics

Favorite Sport: Baseball

Favorite Farm Animal: Horse

My goal in life: To live the life I never had when I was a kid.

What I like about my life here at the Ranch? I

have the support I need to help me succeed in life to fulfill

my dreams and to get over my past life experiences.



Nickname: Z-boy

Birthday: December 19

Grade: 8

Favorite Movie: Transformers

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Sport: Football

Favorite Season: Summer

Favorite Farm Animal: Horse

Hobbies: Horse riding

My goal in life: To work at the Ranch.

About @YouthRanches

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.