The Kiwanis Club of Minot granted $300 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to purchase library books for Dakota Memorial School, the on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Reading offers children at the Ranch the chance to expand their horizons beyond the tough and often traumatizing lives they’ve lived. It stirs the imagination, stimulates creativity, gives freedom to the soul, and inspires kids to dream big for the future.
Dakota Memorial School serves the boys and girls receiving residential treatment at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch and Day Students, who live in the surrounding communities. Most students come to Dakota Memorial School with a history of poor attendance and academic performance, as well as difficulty with social interactions and situations. They have varying degrees of emotional, physical, mental, and/or behavioral challenges, resulting in uniquely different learning needs than the average child their age. When children enter Dakota Memorial School, an individualized learning plan is created based on each child’s challenges and circumstances.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christ-centered residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves. In addition to Residential Treatment Facilities in Fargo, Bismarck, and Minot, the Ranch provides Outpatient Psychiatric and Psychological Services, and Spiritual Life Programs. Our on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School (DMS), provides a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral, and trauma issues.
The Kiwanis Club of Minot is a welcoming group that is banded together by their desire to serve the Minot community, stay informed of local issues through weekly speakers, networking, and sharing the camaraderie of music and fellowship. For more than 90 years, Minot Kiwanians have been giving back to the community and helping kids.