Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Bismarck, ND, was the recipient of a $2,020 grant from the Department of Public Instruction. Funds received will be used as part of an overall transformation of the Nutrition Center on our Bismarck campus. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase another freezer, to meet the needs of the growing population, as well as provide additional healthy food choices for students.
When kids come to the Ranch, they often come from unstable homes, so one of our first goals is to meet their basic needs: food, shelter, safety, etc. Children can’t heal if their needs aren’t being met at this basic level. By having access to a greater variety of healthy food choices, our kids are learning good nutrition habits they can take with them when they leave the Ranch.
The nutrition center is used daily by many people including staff, students at Dakota Memorial School (the on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch), and children in treatment at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian 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.
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction partners with schools and communities to provide a statewide system of excellent service and support to ensure a healthy school environment that fosters student success. Their vision is that all students will graduate choice ready with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be successful.