Past Stories

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

President’s message: Finding grace in acceptance

President’s message: Finding grace in acceptance

The young man stood alone in a corner inside our campus headquarters building. While his family was being interviewed about his coming to Boys Ranch, this boy, all of perhaps 8 years old, chose to stand alone in the corner, shame written all over his face. It was a stark contrast to the joyous Christmas…

Chris: Learning by example

Chris: Learning by example

“It helps me a lot to know there are a lot of people in the same situation I’m in,” Chris, said of his peers at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. “I learn from them … I learn by example.” A newcomer to life at Boys Ranch, Chris arrived this summer, but he’s already learning how good…

Rayjne: Learning that you can always start over

Rayjne: Learning that you can always start over

“Growing up, I felt like no one loved me and they all wanted to judge me because I wasn’t with my real family,” Rayjne, 16, remembered. “I felt like I didn’t get the love that they got, having parents.” Removed from a home that saw more drug activity than familial love and compassion, Rayjne was…

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…

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