The Concord High School Leadership and Service Learning class recently held a fundraising campaign for the Arkansas Sheriffs Youth Ranch.
The Concord High School Leadership and Service Learning class recently held a fundraising campaign for the Arkansas Sheriffs Youth Ranch. On April 5th, students hosted an all you can eat spaghetti supper and dessert auction at the Wilburn General Baptist Church. Many people from the community, the school, as well as representatives from the Youth Ranch came to show their support. The evening was a huge success as students raised over $900.00.
Instructor Kimberley Sartain stated, "Each year students who are enrolled in this course must plan, organize and implement a community service project of their choice that benefits a non profit organization. They must work with local businesses, members within their community as well as the organization to ensure the success of their project. I am so proud of my students. They have worked hard to make this happen".
The Ranch was created in 1976. Many of the children who come there are often the product of a broken home of abuse and neglect, lacking the nurturing relationship of a loving family. The Ranch provides a healthy home environment filled with emotional support to help each child learn to trust those around them and cope with their emotions, all the while learning responsibility and building self confidence. The Ranch’s mission is to address, remedy, and prevent child abuse and neglect by creating safe, healthy, and permanent homes for children