Eric Richardson- Lighthouse Ranch for Boys contributions

Fund Type: Memorial Donations

Moundsville, WV

Fundraiser ends on August 24, 2022

Contributions to the the Lighthouse Ranch for Boys, in memory of Eric Richardson.

Please consider making a contribution to the Lighthouse Ranch for Boys, in Eric's loving memory.

The Lighthouse Ranch was founded in March of 1979 by Jim and Lovella Yohe. It is located on a beautiful 40-acre site in Southeast Louisiana. More than 1,000 boys have lived at the Ranch and benefited from its program since its founding.

Lighthouse Ranch for Boys is a Louisiana licensed, Type IV child residential facility located in Loranger, LA. The program is designed for boys 12 to 17 years of age who are in need of a stable environment. Many of the boys who come to the Ranch were victims of abuse, neglect, addiction, and unstable home environments, which led them to develop maladaptive behaviors. Their support team provides a safe, stable, and nurturing environment that is both educational and therapeutic in nature so that Ranch boys feel secure and able to focus on making choices that improve their lives.

The Ranch operates an onsite school, Lighthouse Christian Academy, under the direct supervision of a Master Certified teacher. Lighthouse Christian Academy is fully accredited and is recognized by the Tangipahoa Parish School Board as an Alternative Educational Program. Most boys are struggling with academics upon admission to the Ranch, as demonstrated by wide learning gaps, a history of poor school attendance, and/or failing grades--all of which place them at high risk of dropping out and repeating the cycle of poverty. By utilizing a one-on-one approach in a relaxed but structured environment, boys are able to overcome educational deficits and succeed academically.

In addition to traditional classroom learning activities, Ranch boys are able to participate in horsemanship and agriculture electives. Learning how to care for animals, ride horses, grow a garden, prepare meals, and complete chores not only facilitates the development of marketable skills for the future, but fosters a spirit of independence and personal growth. The number-one goal of the Lighthouse Ranch is to give their boys a solid foundation for building a better future.

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