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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, the Ranches serve approximately 60 foster children annually.