Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will receive $4,542.44 from the Minot Area Community Foundation. Funds for the grant were made possible through The Mike & Dorothy Dolan Fund. The granted funds will be used to purchase a financial literacy program for Dakota Memorial School, the on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.
Children served by the Ranch have experienced severe trauma, psychiatric issues, and/or developmental challenges. The Ranch works to set kids up for success while in treatment, but also as they transition back to their home communities. For kids who may not have had positive financial role models or the opportunity to partake in a financial literacy course, this curriculum will enhance their lives and provide them with the tools they need to tackle life after high school, whether they are going to college, working full-time, or starting their own families.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christ-centered residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves. In addition to Residential Treatment Facilities in Fargo, Bismarck, and Minot, the Ranch provides Outpatient Psychiatric and Psychological Services, and Spiritual Life Programs. Our on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School (DMS), provides a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral, and trauma issues.
The mission of The Minot Area Community Foundation is to enrich the quality of life for people in the area by encouraging philanthropy by providing attractive solutions to donors; being a catalyst for community cooperating; and serving as a resource for Minot area charitable organizations.