Past Stories

Cal Farley's resident's and alumni share their experiences

Armando: A family icon For Armando, senior tradition a symbol of accomplishment

Armando: A family icon For Armando, senior tradition a symbol of accomplishment

Armando eyed the tanned-leather boots inside their glass case. The bright blue of the shaft stood out, even 29 years after their creation. When Armando came to Boys Ranch six years ago, he learned that a brand-new pair of Boys Ranch-branded cowboy boots were among the gifts our graduating seniors receive. But, he didn’t know…

LaMonteé: For the best Hard experience provides LaMonteé a valuable lesson

LaMonteé: For the best Hard experience provides LaMonteé a valuable lesson

It isn’t supposed to be like this! LaMonteé thought. The then-18-year-old was right. He’d grown up with his share of problems — his father had walked out, and his step-father was in and out of jail. It left LaMonteé’s mother to take care of four children at the tender age of 25. LaMonteé had grown…

Nato: ‘Like a warm hug’ Boys Ranch a refuge for Nato from the raging waters

Nato: ‘Like a warm hug’ Boys Ranch a refuge for Nato from the raging waters

He struggled against the ice-cold water, the current ripping away any progress he made. Trying to dog paddle his way to the rooftop, Nato’s head slipped under the water again and again. Sputtering for air, a pair of arms suddenly wrapped around him, pulling him from the murky water. Nato opened his eyes and looked…

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