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Building stronger, safer communities one child at a time.

***Research shows that just one caring person can and does make a difference in a child's life!

***A recent government study reports that if a child does not learn to read by the 3rd grade – the chance for literacy is almost non-existent.

Hearing a child say "I am stupid" is heart wrenching. Knowing that a young child believes those words to be true and already views failure as a way of life is unacceptable.

While at the ranch one summer, an eight-year-old boy, who struggles academically, lives in poverty, and has extremely low self-esteem, announced that he hated his life. Later that year, when he started smiling all the time, people started to notice. When asked why he was so happy, he stated while grinning from ear to ear that it was two things --- his caring tutor and that he made a friend with another child from the Kids' Ranch.

The Kids' Ranch helps young children, 6-10 years old, develop self-respect and respect for others and the environment. Our early intervention and prevention program accomplishes this by connecting children with caring community volunteers, focusing on literacy and teaching the values of compassion and non-violence.

The Kids' Ranch is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Rock Springs. The facility was built for the children by individuals and companies that donated their time, equipment, materials and services. The ranch setting offers children the opportunity to experience nature at its finest and inspires respect and a lasting dedication to the environment.

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers and generous donors, the Kids' Ranch completed its 16th summer program in August 2014 and has reached out to over 1,000 children from the Baraboo, Reedsburg, Sauk Prairie and Wisconsin Dells School Districts!

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Call 393-1037 for more information.

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