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Council on Accreditation gives Boys Ranch four-year stamp of approval

Council on Accreditation gives Boys Ranch four-year stamp of approval

Earlier this year, Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch opened its doors wide to welcome a team from the Council on Accreditation to campus to evaluate the organization and its programs. Recently, Boys Ranch received excellent news from COA. “After intense in-depth interviews with board members, staff, alumni, business partners and, most importantly, our children, we received…

Brain Science: Understanding brain development

Brain Science: Understanding brain development

A child’s brain is a remarkable thing. In the first five years of a child’s life, his or her brain will experience greater development than it will the rest of its existence! For this reason, a child’s experiences — positive or negative — play an undeniable role in determining how his or her young mind…

Staff spotlight: Michelle Maikoetter

Staff spotlight: Michelle Maikoetter

A look at the men and women making a difference in children’s lives. Michelle Maikoetter Title: Chief Program Officer Age: 47 Other positions held here: Assistant Administrator for Girls and Pre-Adolescents, Senior Vice-President of Residential Programs How long employed at Cal Farley’s: 12 years Qualifications & experience: Master’s degree, state and nationally licensed as a…

Boys Ranch at 80: A milestone worth celebrating!

Boys Ranch at 80: A milestone worth celebrating!

There’s something inherently wonderful, something magical, about hope. Hope gives power to the powerless and turns the meekest among us into men and women of profound courage. Maybe that’s because sometimes, when you place hope in the impossible, the most incredible dreams find a way of coming true. Who could have dreamt in 1939 that…

Sara: Blooming where she is planted

Sara: Blooming where she is planted

Cal Farley’s serves a fertile ground for Sara’s growth At just 13, Sara is an old soul. You can see it in her eyes and on her face. In her young life, she’s experienced more chaos than many encounter in a lifetime. She’s also a warrior. Everyone who knows her will tell you this. Since…

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