Autumn’s lengthening days have brought some changes to the Kinloch Price Boys Ranch and its residents.
School continues, thriving under a partnership with Valley Center Public Schools. Kristie Hartzler, who taught last school year, has returned this year. She’s joined in the classroom by a para-educator, due to the number and needs of the students.
“This allows us to provide more individual attention and help to our students,” says Stacie James, who works as the KPBR social worker.
“I’d say it’s helping to further stabilize things in our classroom,” she says.
There are also sporting events and practices on the calendar.
“Some of our boys are now eligible to participate in these team sports through Valley Center because of their academic accomplishments last year,” says Residential Director Paul Comegys, “We have one boy who’s participating in football, and another who is on the cross-country junior varsity squad.”
Paul says they expect more boys to participate once basketball season starts.
An intern from the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Friends University is working with the residents this fall. She’s helping to provide individual and group therapy for some of the boys.
We continue to prayerfully wait for word on the status of our application for a grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka Affordable Housing Program, as well as grants from the Mabee and Schowalter Foundations. Please join us in prayer that God would grant us favor as we continue our fundraising efforts toward building two new residential homes on the property.