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Spring Chicks

Spring 2020 marks the second season of YBGR’s successful Pheasant re-population project.  About 200 eggs and 300 chicks are newly arrived on campus.  Last year’s hens have laid about 90 eggs so far and that number is expected to double by the end of breeding season.

The Ranch now has two incubators for hatching eggs, the second incubator donated by St. Johns this year.  A second “fly pen” for juvenile birds has just been completed and a third fly pen will be done by the end of summer.  The goal is to raise 1500 pheasants in 2020. 

Check out our Into the Wild photo gallery of the 2019 Pheasant project.

For Sale

Yellowstone Foundation is offering this sweet duplex in Laurel, Montana, for sale.  Click below for details, contact information, and a virtual tour.  Visit our Links page to see what else is For Sale at Yellowstone.

Yellowstone Academy Pitches In

Yellowstone Academy is pitching in to create 3D medical masks to protect healthcare workers treating the COVID-19 virus.

Yellowstone Academy at YBGR, together with Montana Silversmiths and others, is lending its 3D printer and efforts to meet the needs of our local medical community.

Read the full story on the Montana Silversmiths blog.

Save the Date! 10-11-20

Robbie Chapel on the YBGR campus

Sunday, October 11, 2020 marks exactly 50 years since the first service was held in the Franklin and Merle Robbie Chapel on the YBGR campus.  We invite you to join us for a re-dedication of the Chapel, a celebration of YBGR’s Spiritual Life Program, food and fellowship.

Sunday, October 11, 2020
9:30 AM Worship Service – Chapel
10:30 AM Brunch – Dining Hall

For more information, contact Kristi at 406-656-8772
or email

Celebrating Spiritual Awakening at Easter

This Easter we are celebrating spiritual awakening.  We want to tell you the story of Carrie, whose healing journey at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch was helped by the Spiritual Life Program.

Please take a moment to read Carrie’s story.

YBGR’s Spiritual Life Program (SLP) is led by Chaplains John and Steve, with the help of many committed volunteers and supporters.  SLP includes weekly Chapel services, Bible studies, a Young Life chapter, individual mentoring, and community prayer chain.  The program is entirely funded by donor support.

Thank you for supporting the Spiritual Life Program at YBGR and bringing hope, restoration, and change to the lives of hurting children this Easter Season!

YBGR Go Grant In Action

YBGR’s Community Based Services (CBS) recently received a United Way Go Grant to benefit the Food Pantry program which provides emergency supplies for youth and their families in need.  The video below chronicles a shopping trip taken by two young girls currently enrolled in CBS, made possible by the Go Grant and the partnership of United Way.

Spring Wrangler News

In the Spring edition of the Wrangler Newsletter, available online now, we’ll introduce you to Megan and tell you about her amazing journey from self-destruction to a rebirth of faith.  “I now realize that God loves me and is with me always.”

Featured Brochure:  Everyone Needs a Plan for the Future

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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New Faces

Have you met the Yellowstone Foundation Team?

We would like to introduce ourselves and the many services that Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation provides to our donors.  Download our free brochure.

Our donors’ contributions support the work of Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch with troubled children.  The Foundation team can help match individuals and businesses with suitable Ranch projects.

Having decided to contribute, the Yellowstone Foundation team can also assist donors, and their advisors, with a charitable planned gift for the maximum tax and income benefit.

We Need Your Prayers

Pray that I’ll heal from the pain I’m suffering right now.   This is a prayer request from a YBGR youth.  As part of the Spiritual Life Program available to children in residential treatment, prayer requests are encouraged and regularly shared with local churches whose congregations include YBGR youth prayer requests in their prayers.

Over 68% of children at YBGR participate in Spiritual Life programs.  These children have experienced serious trauma and hardship in their young lives.  Whose prayer request could be more urgent that the least of these?

Click here to download our invitation letter and sample prayer request.

If you, your church, altar society, prayer circle, bible study, or other faith-based group are interested in becoming a part of the YBGR prayer chain, contact Allyson Cole at 406-656-8772 or email