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God moments at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

God moments at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

God moments happen all around us. It’s especially easy to see God’s presence in the spring, as dormant bulbs break through the ground, and trees begin to bud and leaf out. In North Dakota, it has been an especially cold and long winter, so we are just beginning to see the new life of spring. Fortunately for us, God moments happen at the Ranch regardless of the weather!…

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Provide a Ranch child with support and hope for the future

Provide a Ranch child with support and hope for the future

In just a few weeks, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will celebrate the graduation of 10 high school seniors! That may not seem like a large class. And for a regular public school, it wouldn’t be. But, for a school the size of the Ranch, with kids who have worked so hard and battled great odds, ten graduates is a really big deal!…

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Eligible Thrivent members can direct any 2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars® until March 31, 2018.

Eligible Thrivent members can direct any 2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars® until March 31, 2018.

Please consider directing Thrivent Choice Dollars® to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. We use all Thrivent Choice® funds for our Spiritual Life Program-to teach Christian values to children who are struggling. These values aid in their healing, provide a foundation of hope, and help them be successful in their treatment.…

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Keeping Kids in the Classroom

For many of the students at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, school has been a difficult experience. This is especially true for students who haven’t developed coping skills to work through their intense emotions. In most school environments, classes are large and the easiest way to deal with disruptive behavior is to remove kids from the classroom. Removing them from the classroom causes them to miss essential learning opportunities, which puts them at an increased risk for continued failure. So, at Dakota Memorial School (DMS), we strive to keep kids in the classroom as much as possible.…

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The Ranch Receives Grant for Fargo Youth Home Appliances

The Ranch Receives Grant for Fargo Youth Home Appliances

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received $5,000 from the Cass County Electric Cooperative Foundation. The grant funds will be used to purchase appliances for the Fargo Youth Home, as a part of a renovation project with the Home Builders Association of Fargo Moorhead (HBA-FM). The HBA-FM, with the help of the Home Builders Care Fund, is donating time and materials for the rest of the kitchen remodeling project.…

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Be a Giving Heart! It's not too soon to participate.

Be a Giving Heart! It's not too soon to participate.

Enter Gate City Bank's Giving Hearts Day Giveaway TODAY. Gate City will give $2,500 to 38 Giving Hearts Day charities.…

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Minnesota Power Foundation Awards $3,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot

Minnesota Power Foundation Awards $3,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received a $3,500 grant from Minnesota Power Foundation. The Ranch will use the funds towards the renovation of a bathroom in one of the five children’s cottages on the Minot campus.…

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Farm Credit Services Awards $5,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce it has awarded the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation $5,000 as a recipient of the Pat-NOW Community Fund (PNCF). The grant funds will help fund the Ranch’s Minot campus greenhouse project.…

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D.J.'s Story

D.J.'s Story

As Vice President of Communications for the Ranch, part of my job is to bring the stories of Ranch children to the donors who support our work. I don’t work directly with the kids at the Ranch, but I see them every day. They look and sound like typical kids. As I see and hear them smile, talk, laugh, and listen to music on their iPods, it’s easy to forget the reality of what these kids have been through. But then, occasionally, I have the incredible honor of having one of these children trust me with their story. Like D.J.…

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Young Man Re-writes the Story of his Life

Dearest Ranch Friends, I was visiting our cottages during our annual Fall Festival. One of our older Ranch boys, who is now a Senior at Dakota Memorial School, was pretty dressed up for a school day. He had on a freshly pressed polo shirt and nice khaki slacks. He is a more reserved child, but he sidled up to me and just stood there expectantly. Amber, the Care Coordinator for the cottage, gently said, “I think he has something to tell you, Joy.”…

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