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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Enzo: Boys Ranch Alumnus Facing Challenges in Life with New Confidence

IT STARTED WITH A HOUSE FIRE IN ARIZONA when Enzo was in sixth grade. Soon after, he and his family packed up all they had left and moved to Amarillo to live with his grandmother for …

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Nicoh wants to make change on a global scale

It was 2013 when Nicholas, then 14, arrived at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., Nicholas, who goes by Nicoh, was every bit the proverbial fish out of water. He was encountering a new …

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Girlstown alumna achieves lifelong dream to be a pharmacist

Everyone at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch knows the power of a dream to change a life. For the youth we serve, a dream can motivate, inspire, improve and help achieve a goal. Cynthia, an alumna of …

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Alumni: For Tony, giving back is a responsibility

“I feel a responsibility to give back,” said Shuron “Tony” Wade, who spent eight years at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch from 1980 through ’87. “It was the best place for me and, to this day, I wouldn’t change anything about my being there. I want to be a positive role model for the kids who are out there now.”

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