Past Stories

Cal Farley's residents and alumni share their experiences

Wendy: Focused on success Healing by preparing for adventure

Wendy: Focused on success Healing by preparing for adventure

Wendy, 17, still recalls moving to Boys Ranch from Dallas as a seventh-grader. Up to that time, she’d lived with her parents, her aunt and her grandfather, attending six different schools in eight years. As the youngest girl in her Boys Ranch home, she initially was nervous, but quickly settled in. She said her housemates…

Taylor: The way made straight Taylor finds perspective through faith

Taylor: The way made straight Taylor finds perspective through faith

Like many high-school seniors, Taylor is energetic and always busy with activities including softball, basketball, track, cross-country, tennis, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and playing the trombone in the Boys Ranch High School band. But Taylor has gained an appreciation for the value of life and an awareness of how easily anger can consume someone. It’s…

Savannah: Enjoying God’s gift Savannah finds confidence in herself

Savannah: Enjoying God’s gift Savannah finds confidence in herself

Savannah grinned from ear to ear, her outgoing personality easily matching the brightly colored attire that signals her role as a Cal Farley’s funnyman. “I like horses, and I really wanted to learn more about the horses,” she said, recalling her motivation last year to get involved in the annual Boys Ranch Rodeo +adventureFEST, benefitting…

Salvador: Prepared for hard choices Alumnus determined to succeed for his family

Salvador: Prepared for hard choices Alumnus determined to succeed for his family

For more than 75 years, Cal Farley’s has given children and families the tools they need to overcome difficult life circumstances. When a child leaves Boys Ranch, he or she is equipped to become a self-sufficient member of society. Like anyone, though, having the necessary skills doesn’t guarantee a trouble-free life – only that when…

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