Sam’s Club—Bismarck granted $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, through the Community Grant Program, to underwrite the cost of materials for the Gardening Program and Greenhouse on our Bismarck campus. The donated funds will be used to purchase various gardening tools, tables for the plants that are grown, topsoil, and seeds.
The Ranch’s Greenhouse Program provides agriculture education and experience to at-risk children, ages 10-18, who live at the Ranch. Many children who come to the Ranch have never had the opportunity to care for and grow plants. Gardening is a relaxing activity our children can use as a “therapeutic tool” to deal with life challenges and stressors. They learn and practice leadership skills, and learn techniques in small gardening that can transfer to a life-long skill and an increased interest in learning.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. They help the most troubled, complicated and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where they 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. Their on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School (DMS), provides a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral and trauma issues.
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