At New Horizons Boys Ranch our mission is to help boys grow in Academic Fitness, Emotional Fitness, Physical Fitness and Spiritual Fitness. We reinforce and build Self-Discipline and Self-Respect while developing a positive Self-Image.
Your boy receives behavioral training tools which benefit him or her for the rest of their life. New Horizons Boys Ranch is a home-like environment where troubled adolescents come to develop better life attitudes, grow in their belief, live life in a safe and nurturing environment, and overcome their challenges and problems. New Horizons Boys Ranch provides an opportunity for troubled adolescents to face their challenges and problems, conquer them and rejoin their families.
It is our Mission to do all these things to assist troubled boys in rejoining their families and face the world better equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in life.
As adolescents gradually build trusting relationships with an adult mentor who becomes a positive role model, the high level of challenging activities fosters development of a wide range of desirable character qualities. A strong work ethic develops from daily chores and work projects. These qualities, in turn, lead to a new sense of self-worth as well as positive interpersonal skills.
Then in the context of a solid relationship with a caring and mature mentor, the young person is able to sort out and overcome the conflicts that have hindered them. As they progress, they are set free from their previously destructive lifestyle to walk in a new life as a happy, productive person.
The boys are required to attend church on Sundays. The Biblical studies that the boys have are devotions every Monday thru Friday after breakfast. Before they start class they read the Bible together. As part of their school work they are required to memorize scriptures.
One night a week the boys are required to spend one hour alone reading and studying the Bible. This is to help them understand God and learn how to hear from Him. Our philosophy here at the ranch is based on the scripture Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Rosie and Tom Harrell are married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren. They have been working with boys at New Horizons Boys Ranch since 1999. They serve as mentors for the boys in our care, both spiritually, as well as with the much needed daily living skills and responsibilities every young man needs to learn and know. Rosie is the Admissions Director, and Tom enjoys teaching the boys a variety of outdoor skills from hunting, fishing, hiking, swimming, and horseback riding, to weekend camping excursions.
"My 14 year old son, Tyler, had been free falling for a mere 5 months into deep rebellion after getting into a bad crowd and there was nothing that I, or anyone else my son loved and used to listen to, could do to help him. My husband, Tyler and"
"We tried counselors and medication but nothing seemed to be helping. Through the grace of God we found New Horizon Youth Ranch. Right from the first phone call we had a connection. Within the first few months we saw a remarkable change in attitude and behavior. We feel New Horizon’s"
"Praise the Lord for this program!!! I was BLOWN AWAY by Trevor this past weekend! He was polite, respectful, patient, loving, etc. I could see a real improvement in his attitude and behavior! The most INCREDIBLE part, though, was his obvious knowledge of and love for the Lord! Thank you"
"This letter is to express our gratitude for the investment you made in our son’s life over the past year. He has grown tremendously towards being a good young man and you all certainly helped put his life back on course. He really misses you guys and I’m sure he"
"Kathy and I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for the good work your are doing with Michael. We love our son very much and want him to have the best help available. We feel that has been accomplished by having him under your care and supervision."
"It is nothing short of a miracle that we found this wonderful place to help our child through this difficult season of life. New Horizons manages to weave the “work”–the chores, behavior modification, counseling, and schoolwork–with an abundance of nurture and fun. Our family is blown away by our child’s"
"I wanted to drop you a quick note of encouragement and to acknowledge the facility, staff and superior care for the kids in your program. It is apparent from the time you walk onto the campus that it is a special place with extra special people working there for the right"
"I wanted you to know how much I love and appreciate you. Through the power of Jesus, you saved my life. Thank you for helping me with my many problems. You taught me how to master them. I also wanted to thank you for helping me and my mom build"
"While here at New Horizons I have learned alot of things. I’ve learned how to handle my anger, what lying leads to and rebellion. Of all the things I have learned, I have learned about God. Before I came here I knew nothing about God and I am happy I"
"I am very thankful that my parents sent me to New Horizons Boys Ranch. I would have never learned to deal with my problems. I also learned to make the right choice to lead others in the right direction. When I go home I will tell people about Jesus and"
"When I first arrived at New Horizons, I had so much anger inside me. I even looked dark and angry. Since then I have worked through alot of things and during my time there I learned that work for God is not a competition. Everything was a competition to me"
"Harry has been doing very well, plugged into the church, doing worship and getting ready to go on that trip. I just want to thank you so much for everything that you did for our entire family and the kindness that you showed for the remaining balance of Harry's"
"Ryan has been through a metamorphosis during his stay at New Horizon's Youth Ranch. It is quite remarkable to hear him speak about his faith in God and the relationships he has formed with staff members. This experience delivered Ryan from a serious path toward imminent destruction. "
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