Why IYR?



Why is Idaho Youth Ranch the right organization to build this center?

"Idaho Youth Ranch has served this state for more than six decades. Rates of childhood trauma have increased since then. We have the privilege of growing our new ranch to meet today’s challenges. The physical environment  and state-of-the-art care will allow us to heal our youth, give hope to their families, and show the resilience that is so much a part of Idahoans."

Scott Curtis, CEO, Idaho Youth Ranch

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You are part of a legacy of hope

You can be part of building a lasting impact for generations of Idaho's kids. Your gift today will provide young people coping with trauma, loss, and adversity with the support, therapies, and tools they need to succeed, and your generosity will make you a hero to thousands of Idaho's kids for decades to come. Join us in our mission to unite for Idaho's youth!

Since 1953, Idaho Youth Ranch has been a beacon of hope for struggling kids and families. What began as a ranch for wayward boys has grown to impact tens of thousands of families.

Since 1953

Idaho Youth Ranch has offered residential care for nearly 70 years. For generations, young people throughout Idaho have transformed the pain and despair of childhood trauma into hope, healing, and resilience. 

The Best Possible Outcome

We know that kids' outcomes improve when their families are involved in treatment. Our wide array of proven outpatient therapies and trauma-informed staff mean that we have the knowledge and experience to help families heal. 


Everyone knows a kid who needed help. Our compassionate staff focuses on what happened instead of what's wrong. We know that dangerous behavior often has roots in traumatic events, and we work with youth and families to get the help they need without judgment.

Experience You Can Trust

Idaho Youth Ranch already offers a wide range of proven, trauma-focused therapies to kids and families throughout Idaho. Our knowledgeable staff has decades of experience working with youth and families through complex trauma, so when young people come to us, we can help them reach the best possible outcome. 

Your donation to the Idaho Youth Ranch Center for Healing & Resilience is a sound investment for generations to come. 

With your support, the Idaho Youth Ranch Residential Center for Healing & Resilience will be a place of hope for generations of Idahoans to come.

"I have had a lifelong dream to create a ranch for youth and have them learn what I have learned from the land. As a former Board Member, Idaho Youth Ranch has earned my trust as the organization to make this happen for the youth of our great state. Join me."

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Jim Eckhardt
Honorary Campaign Co-Chair

Thank you to everyone who is supporting a more promising future for Idaho's kids. 


Our Cabinet

J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation | Idaho Central Credit Union | Blue Cross of Idaho | Robert & Sharon Miller | James & Angela Harrison – Angels Among Us | Kissler Family Foundation | Catherine Stein & John Sepulveda | Larry & Marianne Williams | Zions Bank | Jack Lynch| Tom & Sheila Richards | Todd & Christi Ketlinski | Tom Nicholson |Gladys and Roland Harriman Foundation | John & Joan Carley | D&B Supply | Tommy & Shanna Ahlquist | Catherine Palmer | SSI Management Corporation | Bob & Dana Butler | Mark Durcan | Karen Eastman | Todd & Cassie Lindsey | Rick Navarro | Todd & Paula McCurry | Mountain West Bank | W. Harris, G.S.C., Inc. | Scoggin Family Foundation | Gary & Katrina Johnston | H. Larry Leasure | Anita Wentworth | Custer Family, June Christensen & Robert E. Garber Foundation | The Hofeditz Family | Pike Street Capital | TELEO Capital | Peter & Julie Oliver | Shane & Sharon Mace | Josh & Samantha Tyree | Washington Trust Bank | Jim & Lynn Johnston | Northwest Farm Credit Services | Kirk Lewis | Mike & Patty Fery | Micron | Dennis Downer | Dan Yanke & Carman Smith/Greyhound Mining & Milling, Inc. | Andy & Shannon Erstad | Tena & Bob Lokken | Sheila Hennessey & Ern Blackwelder | Paul & Peggy Street | Tim Reid | Scott & Kathleen Curtis | Garth & Julie VanOrden | Bill Cranney | Duane & Susan Morris | Allen & Dixie Dykman | Rich & Georgiann Raimondi | Ron Van Aucker/Arvy Foundation, Inc. | Hal Baird | Hal & Jacque Eastman | Tony & Barb Tensnohlidek | DH & Margaret Moss | Joyce Barnier | Bob Barney | Richard Sabala Foundation, Inc. | William B. & Lynda K. Rawlings | Peter & Debbie Wachtell/Wachtell Family Foundation | Dana & Jordan Gross | Kevin & Suzanne Hughes | Dave Buich | Chris & Jenny Taylor | Gregory & Cindi Byron | Mark and & Edlen | Dean Pape | Bill & Joan Whitacre | Art & Dee Ortman | Rick Reitman | Rudolf Family Foundation | Rob & Andrea Horton | Sharon “Sherry” Paul | John & Karen Munding | Dee Dee Smith | Joan & Mike Boren | Scentsy | Canyon County Sunrise Rotary Club | Brinnon Mandel | Henry Atencio | Jim & Linda Bratnober | William & Karen Randles | Donald & Julie McBride | Harry Amend | Stephen Robertson | Duane & Lori Stueckle | Gladys E. Langroise Fund | Nicolaysen Family | John Grizzaffi | Joe & Kari Forney | Tomlinson Family Foundation | J.R. Simplot Company Foundation

Robert & Beth Rebholtz

Campaign Co-Chairs, Boise


Mark & Jen Miller

Campaign Co-Chairs, Boise


Cliff & Donna Findlay

Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs, CDA


Jim Eckhardt

Honorary Campaign Co-Chair, Weiser


Bill & Bernie Daniels

Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs, Boise




Denise (Dee Dee) Smith



John Grizzaffi



Josh & Samantha Tyree



Leroy Custer


Todd Cranney



Peter & Julie Oliver



Tommy Ahlquist



Brian Scott

Capital Campaign Advisor, Boise