Past Stories

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

Clayton: A lost sheep, found

Clayton: A lost sheep, found

“If it wasn’t for (Administrator of Admissions & Alumni Support Services) Kim Reeves or Boys Ranch, I don’t think I’d still be alive,” reflected Clayton. Now 35, Clayton was just 6 years old when he first came to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. Having suffered physical and emotional abuse prior to coming to us, Clayton called…

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…

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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