Idaho Youth Ranch gets anonymous $7.5 million donation

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Youth Ranch has received an anonymous $7.5 million donation to expand services at its new location in Canyon County.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports ( ) that the nonprofit organization says the donation will launch a $22 million project to help struggling youth and families throughout the state.

The Youth Ranch is moving its flagship program from Rupert to a new 258-acre site near Middleton. The new ranch will have lodges for residential therapy, treatment facilities, stables, a chapel and educational buildings.

It will also have walking paths and outdoor recreational and learning activities.

CEO Steve Woodworth said in a statement that the organization is extremely grateful for the large gift.

The anonymous donor has ties to the Idaho Youth Ranch and spent many summers on her father's ranch outside Hailey.


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