PREPARE FOR THE NEXT STEP

Whether Iowa youth, families, veterans or active service members, our vision is the same—to prepare people for the next step in their lives.

Since 2001, we’ve made a 10-year commitment to each student who comes to the Ranch at no cost to their family—an unprecedented approach! When a child enters the Next Steps Program at eight years old we stick with them, inviting students back to the Ranch multiple times every year. The Ranch becomes a consistent safe harbor as they navigate the storms of life.

Our Next Steps Program prepares students for the next step in their lives in three areas: spiritually, as leaders and in life readiness. We’re equipping our students to finish high school and prepare for college or the workforce. Each step in our program is designed to inspire our students to become healthy, engaged, meaningful members of our communities—difference makers in their families, change agents in their communities.

Practical, foundational tools rooted in God’s truths facilitate personal growth in our students:

  • Jobs skills
  • Financial literacy
  • Leadership development
  • Values and character formation

WHICH NEXT STEP PHASE IS FOR YOU?

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RANCHERS

8–12 YEARS OLD
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YOUNG LEADERS

13–15 YEARS OLD
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LEADERS OF LIFE

16–18 YEARS OLD