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September 1, 2015- Idaho Youth Ranch Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

For the second year in a row, the Idaho Youth Ranch has received four stars, the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, for its sound fiscal management and its commitment to accountability and transparency. According to Charity Navigator, only 20% of the thousands of charities they evaluate have ever received two or more consecutive 4-star ratings... IYR Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

March 3, 2015- Anchor House Staff Earn IYR Awards

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – Each year the Idaho Youth Ranch honors three of its employees, out of more than 400 statewide, for their outstanding performance and dedication. In 2014, two out of the three agency awards went to staff members at Anchor House in Coeur d’Alene: Amanda Smith and Danny Shores... Anchor House Staff Earn IYR Awards

February 6, 2015- Thrift Store Literacy Program gives 100,000 Free Books to Idaho Kids

Education is so critical to future success in life that an early love of learning, especially reading, is one of the biggest advantages a child can have. To make sure as many Idaho kids as possible get that opportunity, the Idaho Youth Ranch launched a new literacy program called “Ranch Readers” through its thrift stores in February 2013. The response has been tremendous--parents, teachers, store staff, and especially kids across the state are enthusiastically on board...100,000 Free Books to Idaho Kids


November 21- New Location for Anchor House Christmas Tree Sale

For years, Anchor House has sold Christmas trees at its residential treatment facility for teenage boys overcoming substance abuse. Proceeds from the annual
event benefit Anchor House as well as other youth programs ... New Location for Anchor House Christmas Tree Sale

November 21- Christmas at the Ranch--the Tradition Lives On!

The Idaho Youth Ranch will once again host its sixth annual “Christmas at the Ranch” during the first and second weekends in December. You’re invited to
load up your family and friends and ... Christmas at the Ranch

July 2- Idaho Youth Ranch Welcomes New Directors to Board

IYR is honored to welcome three new directors to its board in 2014: Jon Bart, Garry Beatty, and Donna Findlay... New Board Directors in 2014

April 21- Nampa Thrift Store Grand Opening

To keep up with the demand from enthusiastic Canyon County shoppers, the Idaho Youth Ranch is opening a second Nampa location on Franklin Road... Nampa Grand Opening

April 14- Wine Women & Shoes in Boise Sold Out

Boise's first-ever Wine Women & Shoes fundraiser benefiting the Idaho Youth Ranch has sold out... WWS Boise Sells Out

April 14- Anchor House Renovations and WGA Appreciation Day

Over the winter, Anchor House in Coeur d'Alene received a much-needed makeover thanks to a grant from the Women's Gift Alliance. To show their appreciation and unveil the results, the staff and boys at Anchor House hosted a "WGA Appreciation Day" event... WGA Appreciation Day

March 25- One Stone and Idaho Youth Ranch Partnership

One Stone, a student-led and directed Boise-based nonprofit, is teaming up with the Idaho Youth Ranch for Break Through 2014, an alternative spring break project for southwest Idaho high school students... One Stone and IYR Partner

Ongoing- Call for Volunteers

The Idaho Youth Ranch helps good kids on a dangerous path find promising futures. By donating a few hours a week at one of our many programs, you can help us help kids who suffer from abuse, neglect, trauma, or substance abuse issues... Call for Volunteers


November 11- Anchor House Tree Sale Moving to IYR Thrift Store

The popular Anchor House Christmas tree sale in Coeur d'Alene is moving locations. Proceeds from the tree sales benefit Anchor House as well as other youth programs of the Idaho Youth Ranch... AH Tree Sale Moving to Thrift Store

September 19- Scentsy Partners with Idaho Youth Ranch

The Idaho Youth Ranch is teaming up with Scentsy, Inc. to provide a career day for the Idaho Youth Ranch's YOUTHWORKS! job trainees... Scentsy and IYR

July 17-  Idaho Falls Thrift Store Grand Opening

The Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Store in Idaho Falls is moving from its current location to a new, larger location... Idaho Falls Grand Opening

May 20- New Members for Board of Directors

The Idaho Youth Ranch is honored to welcome two new Directors to its Board as of May, 2013: Toni Hughes and Josh Tyree... New Members for IYR Board

Spring- Wine Women & Shoes Announced for Coeur d'Alene

The Idaho Youth Ranch is teaming up with a national charity fundraiser Wine Women & Shoes for the first time in Coeur d'Alene... WWS Coeur d'Alene

February 26- Idaho Youth Ranch's New Look, New Stores

The Idaho Youth Ranch will debut a new look starting on March 3. It's the initial public reveal of a yearlong rebranding effort amd marks the first image makeover in the organization's 60-year history... IYR New Look, New Stores

February 25- Five Mile Thrift Store Grand Opening

The Idaho Youth Ranch is pleased to announce the opening of a new thrift store in Boise at Five Mile Plaza. Treasure Valley shoppers have a new place to find bargains while spending their money where it makes a difference... Five Mile Boise Grand Opening

January- Idaho Youth Ranch Receives Grant from J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation

The Idaho Youth Ranch (IYR) has received a $200,00 grant from the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation to help launch IYR's new YOUTHWORKS! job training and placement program for at-risk young people...Grant from J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation

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