Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received two $1,000 grants from local high school students at Central Cass and Barnesville High School through the Barry Foundation’s Philanthropy and Youth program.
Grants provided by Central Cass and Barnesville High Schools will support programming at Dakota Memorial School, Fargo, the on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, including the Photography Program and purchasing shelves for its new library/media room.
With campuses in Fargo, Bismarck, and Minot, North Dakota, Dakota Memorial School provides a personalized education for children in elementary, middle, and high school. Dakota Memorial School is fully accredited by Cognia and provides a trauma-sensitive environment where children receive the tools they need to succeed that fit their unique needs.
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.
Philanthropy and Youth (PaY) is designed to introduce high school students to the importance of leadership and service through grantmaking. Modeled after Youth in Philanthropy (YiP), an initiative of The Winnipeg Foundation, high schools in Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, and the surrounding area are each allocated $5,000 to use for grantmaking in the community. Student-led committees first identify areas of focus, then research local community nonprofits and visit organizations before deciding how to award the grant money.