Sky Ranch staff show appreciation for Foundation support

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Sky Ranch Behavioral Services staff welcomed Ralph Aguera, a Board member of the Sky Ranch Foundation, on June 1, 2015 for the program’s annual site visit. The Sky Ranch Foundation has been supporting the Siouxland-based Sky Ranch program since 2011, when the Sky Ranch for Boys facility in South Dakota closed its doors and the business model shifted to providing residential services to juveniles (both male and female) to prevent out-of-home placement and to help those transitioning back to home, school and community after out-of-home placement. Mr. Aguera and fellow Board member George McCarthy were awarded plaques for their long-standing commitment and support to Sky Ranch Behavioral Services. Sky Ranch staff presented a plaque to Mr. Aguera after enjoying a meal at Kahill’s on June 2nd. Appearing in the picture below are (left to right): Anna Bertrand, Sammie Kavanaugh, Ralph Aguera, Manager Jeff Johnson, and Bobby Bratvold. (Mr. McCarthy was unable to attend this year’s site visit).

Sky Ranch 6-2-15
Sky Ranch Foundation ( is a tax-exempt, charitable organization formed in 1961 that is committed to giving at-risk youth a second chance by identifying and offering grants to efficient and effective programs focused on improving the quality of help available to these youth. 
Sky Ranch Behavioral Services ( is a program offered by Siouxland Human Investment Partnership (SHIP). For more information, visit the website or call 712-277-2007. 
SHIP congratulates the Sky Ranch team on a successful site visit and thanks Mr. Aguera and Mr. McCarthy for their generosity. 

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