Past Stories

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

Seth found himself in unfamiliar waters

Seth found himself in unfamiliar waters

Seth looked down the road in front of him. It seemed to stretch off into nowhere. I’m in the middle of nowhere — another city, another state, he thought. While the long drive to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch often draws this sort of reaction from young people coming to campus for the first time, Seth…

Boys Ranch Junior Fire Crew learns high-angle rope rescue techniques

Boys Ranch Junior Fire Crew learns high-angle rope rescue techniques

Recently, boys and girls from Cal Farley’s Junior Fire Crew took part in high-angle rope rescue training at the Boys Ranch adventure course. The Junior Fire Crew is part of Cal Farley’s Experiential Learning Program, which helps youth learn skills and gain certifications they can use in future careers. During the training, our young people…

A mix for success: West Texas Chefs Table helps future Boys Ranch culinarians

A mix for success: West Texas Chefs Table helps future Boys Ranch culinarians

Stir in a generous spoonful of kindness, add a dash of future hopes and dreams, and you have one thoughtful group — West Texas Chefs Table. On Jun. 18, 2018, West Texas Chefs Table presented Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Culinary Program with a generous donation of $5,000. The donation is an important stepping-stone to helping…

A Christmas dream come true

A Christmas dream come true

The glossy red 1962 fire truck could star on the cover of any Christmas card — just add a wreath, some snow under the tires, and maybe jolly old Saint Nick at the wheel. Classic. The restoration of this picture-perfect fire truck wasn’t very traditional at all, though. You’d never guess the time-intensive project was…

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