On the Porch with Rick & Cheyenne

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 we’ve been houseparents! Of course, being a houseparent means you live here 22 days a month with 8 days a month off. Since we live only 5 minutes away, we go ‘home’ on our off time.

Q: What’s one of your favorite Ranch memories?
A: One of the funniest stories is when one of our boy’s chores was dishes. He really hated doing dishes, so he strategically hid them in the kitchen! Some were stacked up in the crack between the refrigerator and kitchen
counter, some were in the pantry. When I discovered them and asked him how they got there, he looked at me
with wide eyes and said, “Oh my goodness, who did that!” It had to have taken him way more time to hide them than wash them. To this day, we still laugh about that!

Q: What’s been most rewarding about your work at the Ranch?
A: The most rewarding thing about this job for us, since we’ve been here a while, is to get to see our kids come back with their own families and to see how successful they are.

Q: If you could let supporters know one thing about the Ranch, what would you tell them?
A: We would like our supporters to know that the Ranch really is a stable and healthy home for children…and that for Rick and I, it is our life. We love these kids unconditionally.

The Ingrams are the force behind our #RanchRaised boys and girls, and we are so grateful for them, and for all of our houseparents, who pour many opportunities, life lessons, and lots and lots of love into our boys and girls’ lives every day at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches.


For the price of a meal, you can help change a child’s life! You can help support this important work by investing in our mission and in these young lives. You can make a one-time gift of any amount or set up a monthly Hope Builder gift for as little as $10 a month.

Click here or text the word Ranch to 41444 to make your gift today. You may also mail your contribution to PO Box 3964, Batesville, AR 72503. Contact Matt Cleveland at 501-940-3440 or matt@youthranches.com for other other giving opportunities.

SAVE THE DATE: #GivingTuesday is November 27, and Citizens Bank will match all donations up to $5,000 that day. Learn more about how you can make a difference this Giving Tuesday. 

Summer Ranch Report

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 and stable homes, our children have another chance. We couldn’t do any of this without support from our donors. Thank YOU!


Nancy Weaver
Chief Executive Officer

Summer 2016 Ranch Report

Our Ranchers are having a blast this summer! In this issue of the Ranch Report we we celebrate our 40th Anniversary.  Check out details about this years Children’s Award Dinner recipient and enjoy a message from our ASYR CEO Nancy Weaver. Click the picture below to view our Summer 2016 issue online.



Winter 2015 Ranch Report

The Winter 2015 Issue of our Ranch Report is now available to view online. In this issue we have an update from a previous Ranch resident, an interview with one of our houseparents, a report on our recent Children’s Award Dinner, and a message from CEO Nancy Weaver. There are also ways you can get support and get involved with the Ranches this Christmas. Click here to view a PDF of the issue.


Summer 2015 Ranch Report

Our Ranchers are having a little summer fun! In this issue of the Ranch Report we have updates from our kids as they get to experience summer at the Ranches. Check out our two recent graduates, updates from our campuses, and a message from ASYR CEO Nancy Weaver. Click the image below to view our Summer 2015 issue online.

Spring 2015 Ranch Report

The Spring 2015 issue of our Ranch Report is now available. In this issue we have updates from each of our three campuses, a look back at our 2014 Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner honoring Governor Beebe, and a message from our CEO, Nancy Weaver. Click the image below to view a PDF of the issue.



Fall 2014 Ranch Report

Click here to see our Fall 2014 Ranch Report!

Spring Ranch Report 2014

Click on the picture below to see our 2014 Spring edition of the Ranch Report.

40th Anniversary Ranch Report

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Summer 2013 Ranch Report

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