Past Stories

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

Boys Ranch youth participating in national hawk conservation program

Boys Ranch youth participating in national hawk conservation program

Counting kestrel hawks is now on the mind of some of the youth at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. Many of the adults who are aware of the national Kestrel Nest Box Project are also excited about the ranch’s participation. “What an awesome opportunity for our young people to get some real life, scientific experience,” says…

Ben: A new life under construction

Ben: A new life under construction

“ Life is like this. Each day, you put one ornament on your tree in how you live. And, finally, you get to the end and you put the star on. That’s when you’re done, that’s when you’re complete. It was a striking contrast. The tall figure bent over the workbench, carefully placing the tiny…

President’s message

President’s message

What would your life look like if every day were the same? No birthday cakes to mark another year of life, no Christmas trees or warm family gatherings. Gone, too, are the fireworks that celebrate our independence. Even that weekly lunch meeting or phone call with friends is just a wistful memory. Let me challenge…

Armando: A family icon

Armando: A family icon

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…

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