The Story Continues…

First Leadership Retreat Recap

Wildwood Hills Ranch is busy serving youth at-risk year-round. We host leadership retreats monthly from early fall until late spring for youth in our programming ages 13-18.

Our most recent leadership retreat was a big success serving female youth and focusing on what it looks like to continue our story (our focus this summer was on Living HIStory and how our story intersects with God’s plan for our lives).

The ladies in attendance worked on their wood-working skills in our shop by assembling a hall tree that will be auctioned off at our Quad Cities Barn Dance event on November 3. Financial literacy was taught to the students by David Strege from Syverson Strege & Company and by Ed Modglin. Kim Stewart provided an insightful writing work-shop to hone in on writing skills and communication development. Becky Jarvis also coached the girls on how to make homemade apple crisp in the kitchen.

Weekend retreats like these ensure that the youth that we serve are learning valuable vocational skills that will set them up for success in their adulthood lives. Our ultimate goal is to break cycles of poverty and abuse and build leaders so that they can transform their communities. Whether our youth go on to attend college, a trade school, obtain jobs and/or become mothers and fathers our hope is that we will have helped them to become the best leaders that they can be.

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

Don’t Forget: Fall Banquet is THURSDAY!

Please join us this Thursday for our Fall Banquet at Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston, Iowa. Chris Norton will be our keynote speaker. He has a tremendous story on overcoming adversity through his football trauma. Learn more about him here.

The evening festivities will be from 6pm until 8pm and include a sit-down dinner catered by The Raddish. Tickets are only $30 or you can buy a table for 10 for $250. Buy your ticket, table or sponsorship today here!

We want to give a special thank-you to the below sponsors of this event: