North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF) granted $5,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to underwrite the cost of an innovative remodel at Dakota Memorial School (DMS), Minot, the Ranch’s on-campus school. The funds are part of the NDCF’s Statewide Greatest Needs Fund.
DMS educates children in residential treatment at the Ranch and Day Students who live at home but need additional educational support. The remodel comes in response to an increased number of children waiting to receive the individualized education services provided at DMS. This project will enable DMS to increase enrollment and enhance the learning environment for elementary-aged children whose needs have not been met in a traditional school setting.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christ-centered residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. The Ranch helps the most troubled, complex, 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. Our on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School (DMS), provides individualized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral, and trauma issues.
The North Dakota Community Foundation was established in 1976 to improve the quality of life for North Dakota’s citizens through charitable giving and promoting philanthropy.