Idaho Youth Ranch Story


Since the day Reverend James Crowe and his wife Ruby Carey Crowe started a ranch for "wayward boys" in the desert outside Rupert in the 1950s, Idaho Youth Ranch has grown into a state-wide multi-service agency serving Idaho's most vulnerable youth their families.

Our Mission

We unite for Idaho's youth by providing accessible programs and services that nurture hope, healing, and resilience.

Our Values


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to our mission unites us

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makes us stronger

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sustains us

Our Goals

  • Service: Be a statewide leader in growing trauma-informed service to youth.
  • Staff: Leverage our strength of culture and be an employer of choice.
  • Savings: Expand the organization’s financial health.
  • Structures: Maintain and improve our properties and maximize the use of our resources
  • Support: Increase resources for and awareness of our mission.



Careers & Volunteering

At Idaho Youth Ranch, you will find more than a place to work. Our incredible team of over 400 people throughout Idaho makes transformations possible for kids and families throughout the state. 

Learn how you can become part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of Idaho's youth.

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More about Idaho Youth Ranch


Impact & Financials

Idaho Youth Ranch issues an annual report to outline the initiatives, accomplishments, and success stories collected over the course of each fiscal year. 


In the News

Read the latest organization updates, information and new developments covered by community news sources. 


Thrift Stores

Our network of thrift stores help fund our youth programs and services


Contact Us

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