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Introducing Our New Life Skills Classes

Introducing Our New Life Skills Classes

On River Time is thrilled to partner with Big Oak Ranch in support of their new "Ascend" program which serves former ranch kids who are now freshmen and sophomores in college. We have just concluded five weeks of "Life Skills" programming, designed to prepare these students for their future as successful adults. Our new "Life Skills" classes include topics such as interview skills, public speaking, etiquette, and business ethics. The highlight, though, was a trip to Earthborn Pottery, where owner, Tena Payne, showed the kids how to throw on the wheel and talked to them about hard work, patience, and persistence in art and life. Read below the excerpt from Ascend's director, Kelli Croyle, as she describes how that visit gave one...

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Casting Hope, Virtually

Casting Hope, Virtually

Because Hope Doesn't Stop with a Pandemic. You could do anything with your time and resources, but you choose to make a difference in the lives of others. Why? Perhaps you remember a defining moment in your own life, an experience that set you on your ultimate path. Maybe you overcame personal hardship. We all have moments that define us. At On River Time, we seek to provide kids who have experienced abuse and neglect with a life changing moment, an opportunity for a course correction, to help these children understand they are not defined by their past. They can define their future. Teens from four children’s homes rely on the programming of On River Time. In addition to our all-expense...

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This Was Supposed to Be Our Scene Today

This Was Supposed to Be Our Scene Today

This was supposed to be our scene today... greeting the kids from Camp 1 at the airport. The nervousness combined with excitement is always palpable. Kids who have overcome so much adversity were about to experience one of the best weeks of their lives. Unfortunately, this day is different this year, thanks to COVID-19.

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