Long-term Program & Reality Mentoring
Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC offers a strong educational program with an academic curriculum and exposure to various trade skills for teen boys. The key to success is the combination of a working ranch environment, personal relationships with staff and teen residents, and expert life coaching and mentorship. Teen boys move into a cowboy-influenced culture of truth, faith, honesty, and determination.
Many young men today suffer from a lack of responsibility. On the ranch, we assign chores based on each boy’s capabilities in the current season and find a specific type of work to spark their interest. Depending on the season, chores include horse care, feeding baby calves, participating in cattle drives, building fences, and repairing and maintaining ranch vehicles and farm equipment.
Executive Director Mark Schneider says, “Teen boys desire to feel needed. They need to believe that they are important to the day-to-day well-being of their family. They learn quickly on the ranch that they are vitally important to the family. Boys respond and grow when they truly believe they are part of something bigger than themselves.”
By accepting these responsibilities, teen boys learn self-discipline. They quickly see that the work is necessary for the ranch’s survival. They also learn cooperation, which promotes self-esteem. Experiencing personal responsibility often motivates boys to complete their schoolwork—we call this Reality Mentoring.
Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC Promise
If your son attends the Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC program, you’ll see how the impact that hard work and spiritual development can positively reshape him. We promise families the success of our long-term program for teen boys.