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Spring Chicks

Youth welcomed new pheasant chicks to Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch this spring. 

YBGR is participating in a pilot program devoted to repopulating the Ring Neck Pheasant in Montana.  Staff and kids have been busy building pens and fly areas for the birds.  The Ranch will maintain its own breeding flock.  Youth will care for the birds from the incubation of eggs until 10-weeks old when the birds are ready for release into the wild.  

It’s a great hands-on learning opportunity for our boys and girls.  Look for more about the Pheasant Project in the upcoming Summer Wrangler.

March Against Drugs & Violence

Join us for the 22nd Annual March Against Drugs & Violence on Saturday, June 8th, at the Courthouse Lawn in downtown Billings.

The program begins at 11:30 am and the march will commence at noon followed by a BBQ lunch at 12:30 pm.  Prizes will be awarded.

Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch is proud to help sponsor this annual event.  We invite the community to join us and take a stand against drug abuse and violence. 

For more information, contact Mike Yakawich at or call 406-254-2445.

A Chance at a Fresh Start

We recently asked a gathering of kids at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, “What does the arrival of Spring mean to you?”

“Spring at the Ranch is a chance for a fresh start,” said one.  Many echoed their agreement. Upon further discussion, the boys and girls said that thanks to the care and encouragement they are receiving at YBGR, each day offers them the promise of a “new life.”  

As spring is the season that represents new growth and hopefulness, these troubled kids realize that their own journey at YBGR can mean the start of better times.

Learn more about springtime hopes for Yellowstone kids.

Since spring is a time of new beginnings, please take this opportunity to support the children at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch who are making a fresh start in their lives!

Endowment Credit Extended

The renewal of the Montana Charitable Endowment Tax Credit passed the state legislature and has now been signed into law!  That means qualified charitable planned gifts will continue to generate significant additional income tax savings for Montana donors annually through 2025.

Learn more about how the Montana Endowment Tax Credit can generate tax savings for you in 2019.

Robbie Chapel Will Get a New Roof

You did it! Thanks to all our donors and friends who contributed! 

Our campaign to raise enough funds to replace the roof on the Robbie Chapel achieved its goal.  Bill Hritsco, President of the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation had the pleasure of announcing the good news at the chapel’s Easter services in April. 

This beautiful church has been the center of faith-based activities at YBGR for the past 50 years.  Its leaking roof and skylight will soon be replaced, and the Robbie Chapel will continue to be the heart of the YBGR campus for years to come.

Wrangler News: Spring 2019

Follow Trudy on her journey to health and healing with the help of YBGR’s Spiritual Life Program in the latest Wrangler Newsletter.   In our newest edition, you will also find a festive recap of the past holiday season at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch.

Online Bonus:  Photo Gallery

The Wrangler publication reports on the direct working relationship of the Ranch with children and the Foundation’s activities in fundraising for the benefit of at-risk youth.

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