The Mission Statement of The Ranches,
“Rekindling HOPE for At Risk Youth,” when combined with our purpose statement, “To provide services for young people and families in pursuit of a brighter tomorrow,” allows a simple truth to emerge: Hope is Powerful.
Our Mission statement not only defines what we do, but the difference we work to make in the lives of young people. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” The emergence of hope takes time for kids and includes many milestones along the way: seeing themselves as valuable, having a vision for their future, having the skills needed to provide for themselves, finding a profession that they enjoy, feeling safe, knowing how to develop a healthy support system, finding love and knowing there is a loving God who cares about them. While development of this vision for their future takes time, young people who learn to believe that they are valuable and who are able to find their worth, are transformed by their hope.