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Sticks and Stones

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Once upon a time, this was the solution to bullying.  For kids today, there are few safe places left and “sticks…

Jerry Finds His Path

Very few success stories move in straight lines that never waver. For many of the kids we work with at IYR, the path to a promising future includes some setbacks and challenges along the way. The good…

Middleton Kids Week Helps Kids Help Other Kids

When we opened our new IYR thrift store in Middleton in June 2013, we launched an annual community support program called “Middleton Kids Week.” Every day during the third week in June,…

Making a Difference: Service Learning at IYR

One of the key ingredients to a promising future is a sense of belonging and feeling connected to others and valued for what you have to offer. That’s why volunteering, or what we call service learning,…

Partners for Promising Futures

There’s a new vehicle parked in the lot at our Boise distribution center, but it doesn’t belong to the Idaho Youth Ranch. You might say we’re “fostering” it here; keeping…

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