Long-term Program & Mentoring
Triangle Cross Ranch, LLC offers a strong educational program with an academic curriculum and exposure to a variety of trade skills for troubled boys. The key to success is the combination of a working ranch environment, personal relationships with staff, teen residents, and expert life coach and mentorship. As a struggling boy turns away from problematic behavior and risky behaviors, he moves into a cowboy-influenced culture of truth, faith, honesty, and determination.
Many young men today suffer from a lack of responsibility. On the ranch, we assign chores based on each boy’s capabilities in the current season and find a specific type of work to spark their interest. Chores, depending on the season, including horse care, feeding baby calves, participating in cattle drives, building fences, and repairing and maintaining ranch vehicles and farm equipment.
Executive Director, Jerry Schneider, says, “Struggling boys desire to feel needed. They need to believe that they are important to the day-to-day well-being of their family. They learn quickly on the ranch that they are vitally important to the family. Boys respond and grow when they truly believe they are part of something bigger than themselves.”
By accepting these responsibilities, troubled teen boys learn self-discipline. They quickly see that the work is necessary for the ranch’s survival. They also know cooperation, which promotes self-esteem. Experiencing personal responsibility often motivates boys to complete their schoolwork—we call this Reality Counseling.