The Roundup

A welder works in a blue light.

Good, Honest Jobs

Youth learn life lessons, trade skills and work ethics through Experiential Learning Programs. One summer day, Nathan stood in front of Keely Miller’s desk and spread out his hands. They were covered with oil and engine …

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Lance Purcell with his family

Teamwork as a Principle

The chairman of the Boys Ranch board believes in building teams. Lance Purcell is a team builder. It’s a skill he developed when he graduated from law school and started working with a lawyer in Canyon, …

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Trailer full of watermelons

Gifts From the Heart

Longtime donor Harold Courson focuses on thoughtful gifts for the children at Boys Ranch. About 30 years ago, Harold Courson saw a truck on the side of the road, saw the load of watermelons and had …

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girl holding a fish

Fish Tacos for Change

Time spent fishing and cooking gives houseparents the opportunity to ‘do life’ with the kids. When the young fishermen of Hamilton Home pull fish out of one of the lakes at Boys Ranch, houseparent Adam Kinnon …

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A girl sits under a tree, holding a bottle to feed a goat.

Hannah is Learning Regulation for Better Relationships

Hannah is a precise thinker. Numbers are fun for her, and math is her favorite class. She enjoys riding, not to mention petting goats and playing with dogs. In fact, Hannah likes just about everything at …

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CeCe Bruce and her two sons

‘How Boys Ranch Saved My Life’

By CeCe Bruce Photo by Gabi Collins ‘I think I would not have made it to 16 if I had stayed in the house I was in.’ I always start off saying that Boys Ranch really …

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