Recreation & Work Experience
Residents are encouraged to build character through hard work and physical activity. Rancho’s philosophy of change includes helping our youth to develop positive pro-social relationships through sports, work and special events programming. Sportsmanship, fair play, responsibility, teamwork and values are highlighted to help boys develop leadership, self-esteem and self-worth.
Job skills and work ethic are reinforced through daily and weekly chores at Rancho and community service projects. In addition, boys are provided with job opportunities around campus in meal prep, landscaping and area maintenance. This work experience is designed to help the boys develop a positive work ethic, time management skills, and the individual responsibility needed to transition successfully into the work force once they leave placement.