Working with At-Risk Youth 

The Critter Barn is a place to grow relationships, learn responsibility, and build self esteem.

At our farm, children work side-by-side with positive role models, caring for animals, and completing farm tasks. Being responsible for other living creatures builds confidence and trust.

 There are two options to choose from:

We've shared our animals with some remarkable kids and saw amazing growth in 2017:

  • Crew volunteers participating grew to more than 500 kids
  • Traveling Farm bookings grew by 45%
  • School Field trips grew by 10%
  • Summer class attendance grew by 5%
  • Overall attendance grew to more than 100,000 with 45,000 guests at traveling events and 70,000 visitors at the farm

Why do we tell you all of this?

Our farm is available to children from all walks of life. Our admission for public hours is a free-will donation. We want everyone to feel welcome at the farm.

Your donation helps us fulfill our Mission. We rely on  the financial support from community sponsors, program revenues and free-will donations for public visiting admission makes our unique "hands-on" education farm available to all children.