Idaho Youth Ranch CEO Steve Woodworth welcomed everyone with opening remarks, reminding the trainees that relationships are the key to change, because none of us succeeds all alone.
To pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you’ve gotta have boots! On April 15, 2014, the very first class of trainees graduated from our new YOUTHWORKS! program. Along with a diploma, each graduate received a new pair of boots, generously sponsored by D&B Supply. The celebration at Cole Valley Christian School included family, friends, mentors and supporters; cake, refreshments, and a slideshow of the group’s accomplishments. The ceremony was kicked off by commencement addresses from IYR CEO Steve Woodworth, YOUTHWORKS! mentor and board director Tim Ried, and YOUTHWORKS! graduate Dominic Howard.