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Payton: Finally, a Place Where He Belongs

Like a West Texas cowboy who’s dressed up for a dance, Payton is wearing a wide brim cowboy hat that shadows his finest western shirt and jeans. He’s a quiet-spoken young man, outwardly simple, yet complex …

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Jonathan: Second Chance to Thrive

Your heart breaks when a boy talks about how insecure and lonely he felt before coming to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. “I thought no one really liked me. I wasn’t a kid that someone would hang …

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Sarah: You’ve Given Me So Many Opportunities

BEFORE COMING TO CAL FARLEY’S BOYS RANCH, SARAH ADMITS TO BEING a “very, very stubborn child. I refused to do anything my parents said. They tried everything and eventually got to the point where they didn’t …

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Jude: I Can Do Things That I Never Thought I Could

AT 15, JUDE IS BIGGER AND STRONGER THAN MOST BOYS HIS AGE. That’s great when he’s playing on the Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch football team. It’s not so good when his temper gets the best of …

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Enzo: Boys Ranch Alumnus Facing Challenges in Life with New Confidence

IT STARTED WITH A HOUSE FIRE IN ARIZONA when Enzo was in sixth grade. Soon after, he and his family packed up all they had left and moved to Amarillo to live with his grandmother for …

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Nicoh wants to make change on a global scale

It was 2013 when Nicholas, then 14, arrived at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., Nicholas, who goes by Nicoh, was every bit the proverbial fish out of water. He was encountering a new …

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