Past Stories

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

The Ortmayers: Supporting the Generation to Come

The Ortmayers: Supporting the Generation to Come

It’s been a year of milestones for Richard and Marjorie Ortmayer. They recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary, Marjorie will join her husband in their 88th year of life this month and the pair just added to their long-term support of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch through the creation of charitable gift annuity. The owner of…

A sign of life on the road to success

A sign of life on the road to success

At Boys Ranch, even plywood and paint became tools for success The shadows draping off the small signs along the road leading into Boys Ranch grow bigger, stretching out tall as the sun moves from one horizon to the other each day. These signs, each bearing the name of a high school graduate, are placed along…

Jerrod and Joseph: Repairing moral compasses

Jerrod and Joseph: Repairing moral compasses

Shared parental experiences can lead to healing and success for children Jose Gonzales knows a thing or two about working with young people. He’s worked 21 years in public education. He coaches track, football and basketball with young people whose positive behavior and grades are largely motivated by athletics. He is also an assistant principal…

A day fit for a princess

A day fit for a princess

Senior tea is a rite of passage for the girls of Boys Ranch Every little girl wants to feel like a princess. Every young woman wants to be treated special.  Through the annual senior girls’ tea — one last chance for the residents who are participating in the Boys Ranch High School commencement to be honored…

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