KYJO Wild Water Adventure Park

September 2019 Newsletter

Monthly Motivation Growth = Change As simple as that equation above might seem, there’s actually a lot of “math” that factors into it. As we’ve attempted to clear up the uncertainties surrounding our Short Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP), we’ve gotten away from what truly works for our population. That makes NOW the perfect time…

August 2019 Newsletter

Highlights We want to take the time to thank everyone who made last month’s Big B.A.N.G. Weekend events a success – including the kids, parents, community members, and KYJO partners who helped us put on our MOST SUCCESSFUL Big B.A.N.G. yet! If you’d like to see a whole bunch of photos from the weekend, be…

Big Bang 2019 Prep Featured

June 2019 Newsletter

Highlights This month, we’ve been busily prepping for Big B.A.N.G. Weekend 2019, ensuring that everything’s set to run smoothly on the big days (July 12 and 13). That includes printing flyers, sharing videos, pitching to our partners, registering kids, connecting with NFL and college football players … it’s a LOT OF WORK, but we ARE…

KYJO May 2019 Newsletter Featured

May 2019 Newsletter

Highlights May is Mental Health Awareness Month and, as you can imagine, that means something special to us at KYJO. As an organization that works with kids from all walks of life, helping those kids achieve better mental health is a BIG DEAL to us, which is why we worked to become an accredited Mental…

April 2019 Newsletter

Highlights It’s April, which means it’s time to gear up for Big B.A.N.G. weekend! This year’s Big B.A.N.G. (our 7th!) will take place July 12 – 13, with a pre-game celebration at Fresno’s Dave & Buster’s on Friday night, and the FREE “Believe and Achieve” football clinic once again taking place at Fresno State’s Bulldog…

KYJO Youth Leadership March 2019 Newsletter Featured

March 2019 Newsletter

Highlights As we roll through March, mental health care is foremost on our minds. Our journey toward converting into a Short-Term Residential Treatment Program has taught us that we need to look at some aspects of our program through a different lens, and be open-minded enough to think differently. But also, we need to encourage…

KYJO CA Executive Alliance 2

February 2019 Newsletter

Highlights Last week, the KYJO team was blessed to attend the 2019 CA Alliance Executive’s Winter Conference. With the state mandating many changes regarding Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) and the Integration of Mental Health Services, it’s truly a blessing to be a part of the Alliance family. They help us make sense of all…

KYJO Angel Tree 2018 Featured

January 2019 Newsletter

Highlights: Angel Tree Thank You … Thanks to our many wonderful Angel Tree sponsors and hosts, over sixty (60!) underprivileged youth received Christmas gifts this year – making 2018 a great KYJO Christmas. All our KYJO kids’ wishes were fulfilled, and we received some amazing presents, including Kindles, Beats headphones, a guitar, a Nintendo Switch,…

KYJO 11 Anniversary Logo

December Newsletter

Highlights This last month, there’s been so much to highlight and be thankful for! But by far, I’m most proud of how our awesome KYJO team came together, took ownership, and despite many obstacles, completed our CARF national accreditation survey.   Everyone, including our board, mental health personnel, direct care personnel, admins, main office personnel, foster parents, foster youth, and contracted partners, did their part to ensure we showed the CARF surveyors what we’re capable of. But as we pulled together,…

August Newsletter

Valley Teen Ranch was incorporated in 1983. We purchased our 80 acre ranch in 1985 and opened our first of three residential group homes in 1987. We are a replica of a successful program in Michigan called Teen Ranch, founded by Ray Clendenan in 1964. Teen Ranch and Valley Teen Ranch were birthed out of…