This campus, once known as the Manatee River Youth Ranch, was founded in 1984 through the joint efforts of concerned individuals, the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton and the Manatee County Commissioners. In 1991, the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches merged the program into their statewide network of residential childcare facilities.
The Youth Ranch is set on 65 naturally beautiful acres. The buildings and facilities available to the youth in residence include: a community center, two cottages, administration building, maintenance/vocational building, and livestock pavilion. Currently the capacity is for 29 boys. The Youth Ranch-Bradenton/Sarasota has a long range goal to serve 60 children in a total of six cottages.
With a supportive and caring donor family, the Youth Ranches continues to meet the needs of children and families throughout Florida.
751 Rye Wilderness Trail
Parrish, FL 34219-2227