News from The Ranch
Thank you for making a difference! As someone who has demonstrated their love and care for the ministry here at Salem we thought it would be fun to create and send out a digital newsletter to give you an update on your ROI (return on investment). We want you to learn about the life change that the grace of God and your partnership is helping to bring about in the lives of the boys! 
A Mother's Heart
“When our son was at Salem, I was overwhelmed by the positive attitudes of the staff about the boys. They treated them like future leaders and world-changers. There was no negativity or condemnation. The leadership at Salem saw the potential in these boys who needed a helping hand to get back on track.
Thank you, Salem, for giving us hope in such a dark time, and doing it with kindness and respect.”
 - CWL, Mother of one of our former students
Farmstead Fair - August 24/25
The Ranch can be a creative place with the vocational opportunities in the welding and wood shops along with our photography class. Come by our tent at the Farmstead Fair at the "Red Barn" in Mackinaw, IL on August 24 th & 25 th and help the ministry by purchasing items made by our students and staff. For more details please click on the link below.

Regional Swim Meet Success!
The guys had great success at the Regional Swim meet on August 8th! MANY first place ribbons! They have been training hard for the State meet on Saturday, August 18th. The opportunity for the boys to participate in competitive sports has always been a blessing. Teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship are important "life lessons." Go MUSTANGS!

Scholarship Need
We accept boys into the program based on whether they are good “fit,” NOT on ability for their family to pay. As a ministry Christ calls us to “ Love your neighbor as yourself ”- Mark 12:31. We believe that truth today. Will you help us serve that next boy and his family? Will you help a young man by making a special scholarship gift? Please click the “Donate Today” button above. All gifts are tax-deductible.