Past Stories

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch residents and alumni share their experiences

Dr. Mike and Georgia King:

Dr. Mike and Georgia King:

In 1955, Mike King moved with his family to Amarillo, Texas, from the small town of San Jon, N.M. Though he was still in primary school, Dr. King was aware of the special work of Cal Farley’s. He saw Cal Farley’s youth when they would make trips into town, and he recalls his school holding…

Ocean: No longer adrift

Ocean: No longer adrift

“I’m going to feel like I actually did something with my life.” That’s how Ocean, 18, described her anticipation of high school graduation this year. Given where her life’s journey has taken her so far, it’s safe to say she has, indeed, done something very remarkable with her life. And, of course, Ocean said she…

Prince: A model of success

Prince: A model of success

About 12 years ago, a five-year-old boy left his war-torn country. His mother knew he’d have the chance for a better life in America. Now 17, Prince doesn’t remember much from that time. But, he knows his loving mother had his best interests at heart. “(My mom) didn’t want me to be in that situation,”…

Anna: Different

Anna: Different

For Anna, 17, Cal Farley’s has been an important second chance. It’s also the most recent of two important second chances in her life. “I was adopted when I was seven,” Anna recalled, sharing the first time she got a much-needed fresh start. By that time, the young Vermont native already had experienced her share of…

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