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Cal Farley's Boys Ranch

It's where you're going that counts!

aka Cal Farley's   |   Amarillo, TX   |  http://www.calfarley.org

Mission

Cal Farley's provides professional programs and services in a Christ-centered atmosphere to strengthen families and support the overall development of children.

Ruling year info

1997

President and CEO

Richard Nedelkoff

Main address

600 SW 11th Ave.

Amarillo, TX 79101 USA

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EIN

75-0808768

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For more than 80 years, we’ve worked to meet the widely varying needs of children and families facing relational, circumstantial or other obstacles at no cost to the people we serve without seeking state or federal funds to support our work. Our life-changing professional programs and services include residential care of at-risk youth ages 5 to 18, educational attainment (including a strong credit-recovery program), vocational training/certification programs and more.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch

During the fiscal year 2020-2021, Cal Farley's Boys Ranch served 190 boys and girls through our residential campus, our call center answered 2,433 telephone calls seeking assistance and our Alumni Support Services provided an array of post-residential and support services to 313 individual alumni.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Children and youth

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch is a basic childcare community where children in need, ages 5-18, come from all over the country to live for an extended period of time. While in care, they receive therapeutic services and work toward personalized individual goals through use of a strength-based approach. The children and youth learn and grow in a community designed to their needs, which includes a chapel, medical facilities, schools and 28 resident homes.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The academic branch of the organization, Boys Ranch Independent School District is one of a handful of special-purpose districts created by the Texas Legislature. BRISD is comprised of Mimi Farley Elementary, Blakemore Middle School, Boys Ranch High School and a specialized credit-recovery program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Non-adult children

Cal Farley's Alumni Support program helps young adults transition from our residential program to productive, independent adulthood through the Cal Farley's Alumni Independent Living Center, college scholarship program, vocational attainment assistance and a variety of case-management services.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Residential Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Residential Programs

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The ability to form healthy relationships is the cornerstone of what we help our children achieve. While change looks different for each child, this metric is a focal point for every child we serve.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch is a leader in the residential childcare field, and maintains a long-term commitment to children and families through the delivery of an array of quality residential, educational and community-based services in a fiscally responsible manner and in accordance with the Cal Farley's Model of Leadership and Service®.

How you approach a challenge has a great deal to do with how successful you’ll be at solving it. At Boys Ranch, we don’t see the young people who come to us as problems in need of a solution. Instead, we approach them from a completely different perspective.

We see their strengths.

Many of the youth Boys Ranch serves come from very difficult backgrounds that have forced them to develop methods to cope with their environments. These coping mechanisms allow a child to get through challenging circumstances, but can create obstacles for the child in other areas of their life. Boys Ranch’s caring professionals identify areas of a child’s life that are working well for them, and use those areas as a foundation on which to rebuild a healthy, well-adjusted child.

For example, consider a child who’s struggling in school, but who excels in an activity outside of class. A common approach might be to limit his involvement in that activity until his grades improve. And, while there might be times when that’s appropriate, Boys Ranch’s approach is to examine the child’s area of strength, called “islands of competence”, and determine if there’s something there the child can apply to improve his performance in the area where he is struggling.

Instead of a punitive approach, Boys Ranch’s always seeks to understand why a child behaves as he does. After all, our purpose isn’t to punish poor behavior or lackluster performance. Instead, Boys Ranch wants to equip the child with what he or she needs to choose better behavior or increase his performance through his own choices.

Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch sees the promise in every child we serve, and we’re committed to helping them achieve it.

Continued support from our generous donors has helped make Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch a leader through quality leadership, industry best practices and innovation. In recent years, we’ve begun applying concepts from the Neurosequential Model developed by Houston behavioral scientist Dr. Bruce Perry to our work with children. The NM takes a historical view of a child’s relationships, experiences and behavior to create a representative map of his or her unique brain development. This allows caring Boys Ranch professionals to build a highly personalized plan of service to meet each child’s individual needs. As our youth come to understand what their brains are craving — safety, belonging, achievement, purpose and more — they are better able to find healthy ways to fill those needs throughout their adult lives.

Since 1939, more than 15,000 individuals have benefited from Boys Ranch's life-changing services. As Cal Farley's Boys Ranch surpasses its 80th year, our focus remains exactly where it was in 1939, with the children at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. Our promise to our clients, supporters, partners — and to society — is that we will continue to care for children as young as 5, to provide them with a safe home and quality education, and to then send them on to college or the work force, ready and prepared to function as a well-adjusted member of American society. Our programs will continue to impart concern and respect for others, faith in God and to extol the virtues of education, perseverance and community service.

In short, Boys Ranch will always remain true to our founder’s maxim: “It’s not who you are or where you’ve been, it’s where you’re going that counts.”

How we listen

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Cal Farley's Boys Ranch

Board of directors
as of 02/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lance Purcell

No Affiliation


Board co-chair

Julie Attebury

No Affliation

Avery Rush

No Affiliation

Jeff Mitchell

No Affiliation

Lilia Escajeda

No Affiliation

Jane King

No Affiliation

Mike King

No Affiliation

Shannon Stapp

No Affiliation

Tanner Alexander

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Walter (Four) Price

No Affiliation

Malcolm Shelton

No Affiliation

W. Tol Ware

No Affliation

Julie Attebury

Rodney Ruthart

Rod Schroder

Lance Purcell

Aaron Pan

Joseph Peterson

Richard Nedelkoff

Michelle Bonner

Joe Lovell

Claudia Stuart

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/21/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data