History, Mission, Goals & Values


Since the day Reverend James Crowe and his wife Ruby Carey Crowe started a boys’ ranch in the desert outside Rupert in the 1950s, Idaho Youth Ranch has grown into a state-wide multi-service agency serving at-risk boys, girls, and their families.

Idaho Youth Ranch 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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are the foundation
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is always possible
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to our mission unites us
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makes us stronger
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is our lens
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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.