Idaho Youth Ranch Our Mission: The Idaho Youth Ranch provides troubled children a bridge to a valued, responsible and productive future. We are a catalyst for positive change.

Kendall Auto Group Makes Generous Donation to Idaho Youth Ranch

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Aug 9, 2019 3:14:03 PM



When North by Northwest , a local production company, needed a few vehicles for a video they were producing, they turned to the great folks at Kendall Auto Group . They asked Kendall Auto Group if they could use a few of their cars and pay them for them. Kendall Auto Group let them use the cars but said that they would rather the company give a nonprofit the funds instead as part of their Kendall Cares program.

PTSD Symptoms in Children and Young Adults

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Aug 9, 2019 8:32:51 AM


Many people think that post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is something that only soldiers and veterans develop. However, the truth is that PTSD isn't limited to just one occupation, life experience, or age group. Anyone who has experienced a traumatic event could develop PTSD--including children and young adults. Here are a few important things to know about PTSD, including common symptoms and signs in kids.

When is it time to ask for help?

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on May 9, 2019 12:31:19 PM


When is it Time to Ask for Help?

A Parent's Guide to Teenage Behavior

It can be hard for a kid to admit when things aren’t okay. If your teen is displaying negative patterns of behavior, they may be trying to communicate through their actions, instead. Research shows that upsetting experiences and stress are often the culprits behind behavioral issues in teens, and just because you can’t always see an underlying cause, doesn’t mean there’s nothing wrong. This guide offers some helpful ways to identify problematic behaviors, understand the effects of highly stressful situations, and help your child cope and move past their experiences in a healthy and proactive way. This assessment is intended for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment.

Volunteer Spotlight: Warren

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 8, 2019 2:09:36 PM


Fun Fact: “Warren was a traveling musician in his early 20’s”

Originally from Montana, Warren got involved in volunteering with Idaho Youth Ranch when he began winding down from as a traveling sales representative. “I needed something to do, hopefully something beneficial to the community.”

Volunteer Spotlight: Jeannie

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 8, 2019 10:38:41 AM


Fun Fact: “My passion is dogs, I have 7 dogs who all started out as foster dogs.”

Jeannie has served with Idaho Youth Ranch since 1983 and has contributed to the growth and expansion of the organization in many ways throughout her years. Born and raised in Nampa, Idaho she attended the University of Idaho and has lived in Eugene, Oregon for some time.

Volunteer Spotlight: Domenic

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Mar 18, 2019 1:30:03 PM


Fun Fact: “I was born with the name Richard and had a name change at the age of one.”

Domenic has been serving with Idaho Youth Ranch since March 2017. Originally from Chico California, he moved to Boise to attend Boise State to study General Business and is currently minoring in International Business, Marketing, and Human Resources. Domenic volunteers his time assisting the HR department in maintaining job postings, employee discount cards, and application processes.  

Volunteer Spotlight: Hazen

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Mar 18, 2019 1:06:56 PM


Fun Fact: Hazen is our longest serving youth at the Idaho Youth Ranch

Idaho Youth Ranch welcomed Hazen a little over four years ago when he joined as a way to complete his service hours for school. “It was my first volunteering opportunity that I started towards the end of 8th grade.”