on-going needs

Care Never Takes A Holiday

While there are certain dates that stand out on our calendar, it takes a lot to care for our boys and keep the Ranch running day after day. Supplies, repairs, building and remodeling expenses, and even life's surprises can really take a bite out of our budget. Your support is always needed and appreciated, whether we're preparing for a big event or just trying to get through a given Monday. If you're considering a donation to the Boys Ranch, please take a moment to review some upcoming projects that your gift could help to fund. We couldn't do this without you!

About

Providing A Guiding Light In Stormy Seas

Lighthouse Ranch for Boys serves young men 12 to 17 years of age who have been affected by abuse, neglect, and troubled home lives. Since its founding in 1979, over 1,000 boys have found a safe, stable, and nurturing environment at the Ranch where they can focus on their education and emotional healing.

The Boys Ranch operates a fully-accredited school on its campus where residents receive one-on-one instruction from a certified teacher. They can also participate in horsemanship and agriculture programs to learn valuable skills and foster a spirit of personal accomplishment. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Ranch relies on charitable contributions to help boys overcome difficult backgrounds and build a foundation for their future success.

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Staff member Aaron Sanders and boy walking with horse.

Ranch Day

our annual fundraiser to support the ranch

Every October, we invite sponsors and community members to visit the Boys Ranch and share a day of family-friendly fun, music, and food with us. Not only does Ranch Day serve as our biggest fundraiser for the following year, but it's an event we all look forward to and enjoy. We welcome you to come meet our boys, learn more about the Ranch, and join in the celebration at the next Ranch Day.

Testimonials

Voices of Hope

“The Ranch staff and my re-found faith helped me learn the man I was meant to be and become, and I chose to be baptized in the Ranch's home church, through the Lord, and through the words of wisdom from many influential men and women of God. I was blessed with not only mentors, but lifelong friends who are like family within the Ranch staff and the surrounding church family."
Sawyer Cheesman
Sawyer Cheesman
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“I plan to remain connected with my Ranch family. Of all the gifts I have received while at the Ranch, the most precious to me was to find out that God has a plan for me. I can only hope to repay the Ranch for all it has done for me. Please continue to pray for me as I take these next steps into the future, and partner with the Ranch as they continue their work in helping change the lives of troubled boys.”
Dale Ball
Dale Ball
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Our Blog

News & stories from the ranch

Get all the latest on upcoming events or important happenings at the Boys Ranch, and hear from former residents who share personal stories of how the Ranch helped them to turn their lives around.

Hammond Rotary Awards Boys Ranch with Grant

Hammond Rotary Awards Boys Ranch with Grant

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The Ranch Takes a Trip to WWII Museum for 4th of July

The Ranch Takes a Trip to WWII Museum for 4th of July

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Testimonial from Pedro Gonzales

Testimonial from Pedro Gonzales

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Madden Home Design & Architectural Designs Sponsorship

Madden Home Design & Architectural Designs Sponsorship

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Greg's Birthday Fundraiser

Greg's Birthday Fundraiser

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Be A Lifeline For Them

For over 40 years, the Boys Ranch has relied on the support of generous community donors to fund our work with troubled young men. Every gift, no matter how large or small, has helped to transform hundreds of lives. Please help us continue to provide the same loving guidance to all the boys with us now and all the ones who are still waiting for their chance at a brighter future.