The Sky Ranch Foundation board will be meeting mid-July to review the outstanding number of Letters of Interest (LOIs) we received this year from organizations which help rehabilitate at-risk youth. This is no easy task; there are so many organizations deserving of support.
One such organization is Chicago-based Urban Initiatives (urbaninitiaves.org). Communications Manager Cristobol Martinez writes, “For the past two years, Sky Ranch Foundation℠ has played a crucial role in Urban Initiatives’ growth as the seed funder of our Take the Lead program. Take the Lead is a leadership development, high school readiness, and violence prevention program for 5th through 8th grade students in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Through the support of the Foundation, the Take the Lead program has nearly doubled in size – serving 125 students in 24 schools in the 2014-2015 school year, to serving over 225 in 35 schools today”.
For over 65 years, Louisville-based Boys and Girls Haven (boyshaven.org) has been providing a home and a future for many of Kentucky’s most challenged young people–over 900 in 2016–and used Foundation funds for their Independence Readiness program, which provides career exploration, life skills training and mentoring.
New York’s Red Hook Initiative (rhicenter.org) received our support for their comprehensive 4-year High School Youth Leaders program which provides job readiness training, academic tutoring and a host of other functions for 100 students.
We thank all of those who have been supporting the Foundation and look forward to your continued support. All donations are welcome. For over fifty years the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting in helping young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website skyranchfoundation.org for details.
The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support Sky Ranch Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page (SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support), which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
George McCarthy, Chairman
Ralph Aguera, President