Kids Ranch

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Kids Ranch seeks out and serves struggling children in Sauk County, Wisconsin. Our mission is to build caring, capable, and confident kids by helping them overcome illiteracy, low self-esteem, and adverse childhood experiences.

The Kids Ranch school-year program provides literacy tutoring and mental wellness counseling for children ages 6-10. Students from Sauk Prairie, Baraboo, Reedsburg, and Wisconsin Dells school districts are paired with volunteer tutors 1-2 times a week. The tutors, trained by our licensed education coordinator, utilize a brain-based, multi-sensory phonics technique that successfully engages kids who aren’t thriving in the classroom. Our family therapist counsels children and their parents, helping them obtain treatment as needed.

During the summer months, our focus is a beautiful 50-acre ranch in rural Sauk County. Children from the four school districts, as well as from the Ho-Chunk Nation, enjoy a two-week day camp. Camp includes therapeutic horseback riding, art therapy, hands-on nature experiences, gardening, and music, along with continued literacy tutoring and mental wellness counseling. Groups are deliberately small in order to offer personal attention. No more than 21 children attend each of the five sessions offered during the summer.

Kids Ranch serves over 150 children annually. For disadvantaged families we do not charge for services. We seek to instill confidence, resiliency, and life skills in every child we can reach.

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