All Kinds of News for January 10, 2018
With the close of the 2017 year, Turn-About Ranch made note of the many staff who contributed to their 29 years of successfully helping families from all over the world. “We’ve been blessed with many dedicated staff, both past and present, that have made Turn-About Ranch what it is today,” said Turn-About’s Executive Director, Michelle Lindsay. With 29 years behind them and a low turn-over rate with employees, Turn-About Ranch has their sights on at least 30 more. Admissions Director Shane Young explained, “An independent study gave Turn-About Ranch an 83% success rating a few years ago. Everyone at Turn-About Ranch is dedicated to improving the long-term success of each student that joins us. We all want to have a positive impact that lasts a lifetime. We do this through establishing core values, teaching lifeskills, and digging deep through a variety of therapeutic interventions. It is the staff's genuine desire that makes all this possible. I am grateful to be surrounded by them.”
Lindsay quoted several alumni parents and students as she thanked employees of Turn-About Ranch for their dedication to the success of each student, no matter their background. Paula B wrote, “The program and the caring relationships the students had with the staff and horses were a Godsend for our family!” Jeff C. wrote, “We can’t say enough positive things about our son’s experience. Turn-About Ranch put him back on the right path…” Amanda M. said, “The parenting classes and the caring staff, as well as the small town feeling made us feel more at ease… The growth we saw was amazing. We are forever grateful…”
Parents and students from around the world regularly compliment and cite caring staff members as being reasons they initially chose the program as well as why they felt their child made the progress that they did at Turn-About Ranch. A proud father emailed, “It was evident when we met the staff up at Roundy that they cared for the kids and the kids cared for them. We can't give enough thanks to Wayne and the TAR staff for changing the course of Colt’s life and future.” Mallorey P. emailed, “Wayne had a huge impact on me. …I will never forget Wayne and I will never forget TAR.” Kelly A. stated, “I will forever be grateful to your staff and the impact they had on my daughter. They should know she took their life lessons to heart and has grown into an amazing young woman who owns it!” Lily A., had this to say, “I felt I needed to reach out and give thanks. I just want staff to know how much of an impact they had on my experience at Turn-About. Every time I felt down on myself and wanted to give up staff reminded me what I'm capable of and how special I am. I don't know if I would have gotten through it otherwise. Today I'm almost 4 years clean and starting my second semester of college. Everyone at Turn-About Ranch helped to make it possible. I couldn't have done it without you, and I am forever grateful to all of you.” Kendyl H. emailed Lindsay with this about Tom, “I spent the three most important holidays at the Ranch and it really had taken a toll on me. I have to say Christmas really was the worst because I missed my family terribly! Tom always was there for all the kids and could easily tell when we were upset, or when we were missing home. Me and a couple other girls were very upset about Christmas… Little did we all know that he was going to do something that would make us all smile and be one of the best memories I had at TAR! …That is a memory I still tell people to this day because he made the holidays so much better. Tom was so amazing. He would give you a hard time just to make you smile and look at the best part of the situation you were in. …I will be forever grateful for him and what he did for me.”
The well-established history of Turn-About Ranch offers thousands of success stories and compliments that highlight the efforts of the caring staff members. In closing the Christmas party, Lindsay and CEO Myron Carter acknowledged specific attributes and contributions of the many long-term employees of Turn-About Ranch. In closing, Lindsay praised the caring staff, “It is each of you that makes Turn-About Ranch the amazing program that it is. Thank you!”
About Turn About Ranch
Turn-About Ranch is a wilderness therapy and residential treatment program located in the heart of Southern Utah’s canyon country. Students experience life on a real working ranch while undergoing treatment to improve their life back home. Surrounded by multiple national parks and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Turn-About Ranch is the ideal location for youth of today to have the space they need to find healing and purpose.