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School Year Program

Intervention, Prevention,
Support, Hope

Our mission is to build caring, capable, and confident kids by helping them overcome illiteracy, low self-esteem, and adverse childhood experiences.   

 The life situations of many of the children we assist are very challenging. Many of the children live in poverty, have experienced violence and abuse, struggle with depression, anxiety, undiagnosed learning disabilities, anger, grief and trauma. Some have experienced homelessness or more than one abandonment through addiction or incarceration of a parent. Kids Ranch is an early intervention and prevention program, as well as a support system for 160 at-risk children.

Mental Wellness Support

Our retired child and family therapist provides assessment and counseling for struggling children. She assists in identifying and referring children to appropriate medical and academic resources. Our Mental Wellness program is year-round.

A child reading a book to a dog
A tutor helping a child learn reading skills with Synthesizing Phonics

Literacy Tutoring

The Kids Ranch school-year program provides literacy tutoring and mental wellness counseling for children ages 6-10.  Students from four different school districts are paired with volunteer tutors 1-2 times a week.  The tutors are trained by our licensed education coordinator. They utilize a highly successful brain-based multi-sensory phonics technique called “Synthesizing Phonics” that engages kids who aren’t thriving in the classroom.

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