Houseparents Mom & Pop Ingram to Retire
07/09/2024

After 40 plus years of service, longtime houseparents Cheyenne & Rick Ingram are retiring from the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Cheyenne & Rick (AKA Mom & Pop Ingram) have devoted their lives to raising children at the Ranch and have raised upwards of a thousand children in their home, along with their two biological children. Rick has also served as ASYR’s campus manager for the last decade. Mom & Pop Ingram have described being a houseparent as more of a ministry and a lifestyle than a job. They have countless stories of the children whose lives have been changed by … Continue reading

Ground Breaking for New Home, Beebe Hall
03/07/2024

On March 4th the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony for Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches’ new home, Beebe Hall. Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches is celebrating a project to construct a new home on its Batesville campus. Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches has a long history of caring for children. Founded by the Sheriffs of Arkansas in 1976, ASYR has provided hope and healing for more than 2,300 boys and girls from every corner of the state who has needed a place to call home. Our mission is to address, remedy, and prevent child abuse and neglect by creating … Continue reading

There’s still time to make a difference in 2023!
12/21/2023

Our boys and girls are out of school for Christmas break and are looking forward to a magical Christmas morning, some for the very first time. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed Christmas presents this year to make that magic happen! As we wrap up our 47th year at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, we are grateful that you helped us accomplish BIG things in 2023! This year: Boys and girls from 11 different counties found a stable, loving home and hope for a brighter future at the Ranch. We began fundraising and preparing the ground to build a new home … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap Between Foster and Forever Families
11/17/2023

Thank you to KARK Channel 4 for sharing the Ranch story! Since 1976, Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches has been a place to call home for more than 2,200 boys and girls from every corner of the state. While some Ranchers will stay until they’re 18 or 21, often the Ranch is a bridge for children from foster care to adoption. Watch Isaac’s story and see how the Ranch helped him find his forever family. You can join the fight against the foster care crisis The Ranch currently receives 20 calls per week looking for beds for foster children, and we … Continue reading

Double Your Gift on #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2023!
10/27/2023

What is Giving Tuesday? After Thanksgiving, #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday each year, we celebrate #GivingTuesday. This special day helps demonstrate that holidays can be about both giving and giving back.  This year, Citizens Bank will once again be matching gifts on #GivingTuesday. For every dollar donated to the ASYR on November 28th, Citizens Bank will match your contributions up to $5,000! Here are some ways YOU can help the ASYR receive the entire $5,000 matching gift from Citizens Bank on #GivingTuesday: Make an online donation by clicking here.  Text the word ranch to 26989, or call 501-940-3440 to make a gift of … Continue reading

28th Annual Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner to honor Marge Schueck
08/17/2023

For 28 years, Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches has recognized  Arkansans who have made outstanding contributions to create better opportunities for Arkansas children. These Arkansans personify in word and deed the ideals of the Ranch, and hundreds have gathered each year to pay tribute to their dedication at the Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner. This year, we are excited to present the 28th annual Arkansas Children’s Award to Marge Schueck. Whether you realize it or not, you have likely been impacted by the work of Marge Schueck. You may have been helped by Marge in the gift shop at the Winthrop P. … Continue reading

Help the Ranch Secure a $200,000 Challenge Grant to Build New Home!
08/02/2023

Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches announced today a generous $200,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, aiming to spur donations for building a new cottage that will provide a home for up to eight additional children at the Ranch. To receive the $200,000 challenge grant, ASYR must complete its fundraising for the new home by raising the final $233,000 of its capital campaign. Click here to make a donation to help ASYR meet this challenge and build a new home! The campaign, which is already three-quarters of the way to achieving its $1 million goal with more than … Continue reading

6th Annual Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch
07/21/2023

Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches 6th Annual Pumpkin Patch October 2023 We are excited to welcome visitors back to the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches for our 6th annual Pumpkin Patch presented by First Community Bank! Each year, our staff and children work to transform the Ranch into a fall wonderland that is fun for the whole family! Admission is only $10 and includes one pumpkin per visitor and free access to all of these fun activities:  Barrel Train Ride Enchanted Forest Hay Ride Bouncy Houses Inflatable Maze Petting Zoo Corn Pit Inflatable Obstacle Course We will also have face painting, cookie … Continue reading

You can help send our Ranchers back to school on August 21
07/15/2023

The 2023-2024 school year will begin soon, and one thing is for sure–we have lots of excited boys and girls! For some of our Ranchers, the first day of school represents a fresh start. And for many of our newer Ranchers, this may be the very first opportunity they have to thrive in school. One young man who has called the Ranch home for over 6 years received his diploma last year! He is currently living in our independent living home and will attend college this fall while he continues to work part time. We could not be more proud of him! This is all … Continue reading

Giving Tuesday, November 29th!!
11/15/2022

What is Giving Tuesday? After Thanksgiving, #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday each year, we celebrate #GivingTuesday. This special day helps demonstrate that holidays can be about both giving and giving back.  This year, Citizens Bank will once again be matching gifts on #GivingTuesday. For every dollar donated to the ASYR on November 29th, Citizens Bank will match your contributions up to $5,000! Here are some ways YOU can help the ASYR receive the entire $5,000 matching gift from Citizens Bank on #GivingTuesday: Make an online donation by clicking here.  Text the word ranch to 26989, or call 501-940-3440 to make a gift of … Continue reading