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Armani

Children and Families

Mowing grass and blowing leaves may not seem like an exciting job to many, but to a young man named Armani Hale, this assignment was special. Armani is not a stranger to Eagle Ranch. In fact, he is a recent alumnus, having graduated the Eagle Ranch program with his family in May 2018. “I wanted to make some extra money over the summer, and ...

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Arianne

Children and Families

When Arianne Hernandez first came to Eagle Ranch, she thought her world had stopped. Separated from her phone, her family, friends and the multitude of activities she was accustomed to, she had no idea what would fill her days. “One of my favorite things at the Ranch was when my houseparents took me and the girls I lived with out-side at night...

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Hunter S.

Children and Families

From Screen to Green The mud under his tires slowed his ride through the trails, but that didn’t phase him. The cold air nipped at his cheeks, but he kept up the pace. Hunter, 15, pedaled his bike hard through the carefully crafted trails. He exited the woods with a grin carved on his face. Parking the bike, Hunter turned to take a final look at...

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Josh C.

Children and Families

Before Joshua came to Eagle Ranch, he was afraid, unsociable and unmotivated. He refused to go to school and made every excuse to stay home. This led to many arguments, and Joshua would retreat to his room, which he saw as his “safe place.” He would hide out in his room for hours, sometimes for days, and refused to come out, talk, or even eat. ...

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Dylan D.

Children and Families

A question and answer session with Eagle Ranch resident, Dylan D. What was life like before you came to Eagle Ranch? My home life was chaotic. I was slamming doors, breaking things and running away. My parents, little sister and I didn’t have a good relationship. When I first found out that I was coming to Eagle Ranch, I was scared because I di...

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McKayla

Children and Families

When McKayla, 13, came to Eagle Ranch a little over a year ago, she had a hard time containing her emotions. Tantrums and arguments were the norm. “I was having blow-ups that weren’t appropriate for my age,” she recalled. “I was screaming and kicking and not following anything my mom would say. I couldn’t go a day without fighting with...

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