Being stuck in a bad situation is overwhelming and frustrating, but you don’t have to find a way out on your own. We can help. Our program is designed to help you get out of crisis and into a job.

The students at Rockside Ranch want to get out of crisis and they’re willing to do what it takes to change their lives forever. Whatever your crisis, if you’re ready to leave it behind and learn the skills to thrive in work and life, then you’ve come to the right place. Over 80% of Rockside graduates are in college or employed today.

Discover a Better Life:

  • 1. Apply

    Schedule a call to begin the application process and see if the ranch is a good fit for you.

  • 2. Attend

    Live on a working ranch for up to 8 months, discover a better life and learn how to live it.

  • 3. Overcome

    Overcome your past and live a purposeful life.

Take the First Step

Are you tired of crisis ruling your life? Then take the first step toward being an overcomer today.

Crisis doesn’t have to define your life. Make it a part of your past and not your future. You can chart a new course for your life, and we can help.

Hear from the graduates:

  • The best part of farming is waking up in the morning and knowing that I'm doing the right thing.

    Brandon Class of 2017
  • Rockside Ranch helped me know what to do in life and how to hold a job. In the company of others you can learn a lot, both in mistakes and in triumph.

    Levi 2016 Graduate
  • I'm more joyful in whatever I'm doing. I am no longer bound by fear.

    Noah Class of 2016
  • I've grown in ways that I didn't think were possible. I'm starting to see that now I can accomplish things that I didn't think I could do before.

    Brian Class of 2013
  • I've grown closer to Jesus by taking the time to read His word and applying it in my life without all the distractions.

    Shaun Class of 2016
  • It brought me back to reality in my faith. Without Rockside Ranch I'd still be searching for the truth of what's right and wrong and who I am.

    Mat Class of 2013

Farming is our workshop for learning. Caring for animals fosters responsibility and compassion. Embracing the daily routine of the farm builds work ethic, teaches job skills, and allows us to faithfully and selflessly serve others. You’ll learn the lessons of the farm and graduate with critical skills and experience in these areas:

Personal: learn life skills, home economics and money management

Professional: build job skills, work ethic, and teamwork

Relational: improve relationships with friends, family, and co-workers

Spiritual: learn to love God and love others

What’s Next? While at Rockside Ranch, you’ll always be looking toward the future and making plans for when you graduate. You’ll create an achievable action-plan for your life after Rockside. You will learn about yourself and be guided through a process that will help you understand your gifts, talents, and interests. We will help you choose between starting a job or going to school and ensure that you have a clear path toward achieving your goals. Your action-plan will include:

Employment: how to pay your bills, give to others, and save for a rainy day

Housing: where and with whom you will live

Transportation: how to get to work or school

Education: what certificates, degrees, or training you will need

Service: how you’ll make your community a better place

Achieve your goals! After you graduate, you’ll put your plan into action and immediately embark down one of two roads:

Begin a job

Begin a school program

Our Commitment to You

Like any good coach, we only celebrate when you win. We aren’t satisfied until you are living the life you want. We will coach you through the program and into a job or college program at the end. When you want to quit, we will remind you that your life is worth it. And when you achieve success, we’ll cheer you on and build you up. This program is about you finding your purpose and growing closer to the God who created you and we are committed to helping you do that.