Running Toward a Better Future When Dan Miner was in high school, he ran on the track and cross country team. He was never very good at it, but that didn’t matter to Dan. What mattered was that running gave him a chance to clear his head. Not only that, being on the track team…

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Learning to Play Basketball Helps Prepare Boys for Success in Life Cole Archuleta has worked at Discovery Ranch for Boys for almost three years. For most of that time, he has helped with coaching sports. Cole has a lot of experience with sports. Outside the ranch, Cole coaches a high school football team, a little…

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Wrestling with Challenges   As a school for troubled youths, most of the students have already confronted their share of critics before they walk through the doors of Discovery Ranch for Boys (DRB). Many of our students’ worst critics are themselves. Their past experiences and failures make them hesitant to try difficult or new things.…

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Equine Therapy   If your rebellious teen is struggling to find the path to a healthy life, it might be about time to put him on a horse. Literally. Equine Therapy has remarkable success in helping troubled youths saddle up and take charge of the challenges that they face in their daily lives. Part of…

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Students at Discovery Ranch follow the Discovery Academy Model of Competency-based Education.   Seat-time Based Versus Competency-Based Education When teens have problems, the problems can affect their school performance. Many teens struggle or get lost in traditional, seat-time based classrooms. That is why Discovery Ranch for Boys (DRB) handles school differently. DRB focuses on what…

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Flag Football on Fun Friday   On the large, open field behind the historic Jefferson Building in Springville, Utah, a few dozen students and staff members from Discovery Ranch gathered to play flag football on Fun Friday. The people who were not playing relaxed outside the boundaries of the field. They scattered in two large…

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Dorothy Ah Quin always knew that she wanted to help people. She began her career as a high school teacher, where she taught history and special education. While still teaching, Dorothy earned Masters of Art in Educational Counseling, and shortly after her Clinical Mental Health License. She continued to teach for several years after completing…

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