Past Stories

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

Rodney: Turning loss into a life of leadership

Rodney: Turning loss into a life of leadership

Mentorship makes lifelong impact on alumnus The year was 1977. Rodney had just finished third grade when his dad, age 36, died. Suddenly, life became very hard. “It was the 70’s. My mom was now working, never home,” Rodney explained. “My sister and I were home alone, and I became a bit unruly. My mother,…

Lexus: A new  lease on life

Lexus: A new lease on life

At Boys Ranch, Lexus gains a focus her life was lacking “I am busy,” said Lexus, 16. “They have something for me to do all of the time.” Having a set schedule to fill her time and direct her energy is part of the therapeutic care Lexus needs and receives at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch.…

Adrian: A future far different from his past

Adrian: A future far different from his past

Hardship can be a springboard to a bright future “I always got there early, and I couldn’t wait to leave,” Adrian, 18, said with a chuckle. He’s talking about his first year at Boys Ranch, when his first class after lunch was woodshop. “I would show up early to class because, that way, I didn’t…

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