Break Through: Idaho Youth Ranch



How might two groups of teens collaborate to learn from each other?


For Break Through 2014, One Stone students traveled to the Idaho Youth Ranch campus in Rupert to spend two days teaching and learning from each other. The Ranch is a residential care and education community for youth in in crisis, and is the longest running program offered by our partner, the Idaho Youth Ranch. During the course of the project, students learned equine therapy and ranching practices and did hands-on improvements to the ranch. Additionally, One Stone students led a workshop on design thinking that challenged current Ranch residents to design the next generation of the Ranch, which will be relocated to the Treasure Valley within the next 2-3 years to be closer to a larger population base.


One hundred percent of the students who participated in Break Through “had a meaningful impact and was a positive experience.”