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Kevin: This cowboy found the perfect fit at Boys Ranch

Kevin doesn’t say much. The lanky cowboy lets his loop do his talking for him. There’s a roping dummy in front of Stevens Home, where Kevin practices roping in the evenings, and when he’s not there, …

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The Long-Term Plan of Adrian Jackson

A Happy Providence A job only intended to last one year has lasted 24 years and counting for Adrian Jackson and his wife, Telita, who began their journey at Boys Ranch in 1997. “We actually got …

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Malcolm Shelton: A real rancher leads Boys Ranch

When rancher Malcolm Shelton gazes across the rolling breaks of his family’s ranch, he’s not just looking at buffalo grass, sage and Angus cattle: He’s looking at history, heritage and legacy. He’s also looking to the …

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Sierra: A pond at Boys Ranch led an alumna to a degree in mechanical engineering

It all started with the koi pond. Tim Nation, who led the community garden program, wanted to improve the greenhouse at Boys Ranch to include a fish pond. “I thought that was a cool idea,” Sierra …

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Life After Boys Ranch: Cal Farley’s Alumni Support Center helps new Graduates with the transition to adulthood

‘WELL, WHAT NOW?’ After the last graduation cap has been thrown in the air and the exhilaration of the last ceremony is over, reality strikes for many Boys Ranch graduates.  They are now adults, responsible for …

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Jazmyn: Sharing the Light in Her Life

JAZMYN LIKES TO SHARE LIGHT. “The light booth in the Fine Arts Building is my domain,” the high school senior said. “I’ve been doing tech forever.” She’s the lighting technician for the Boys Ranch High School …

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