Community Service and Building


Through our Community Service and Building program, SAFE has established a relationship with DCS and offers youth in DCS the opportunity to gain community service hours by working on the ranch. In addition, the ranch is available to other local organizations, groups or schools who require their youth to obtain community service hours.

We also offer the ranch as an educational facility to help teach youth about animals in a way that will change their perspective about themselves and the world around them. We want to show that in spite of our differences, we are all much more alike and are part of one earth family. Every living being has a language and needs food, water, shelter and love and deserves respect.

We teach why roosters crow, why pigs love mud, why goats chew, and how each species communicates through body language. Here at Gratidude Ranch, youth gain an understanding of animals, see how much we all have in common, and get to expand their empathy for all living beings.

Our program is appropriate for all ages and all learning styles. We work with kids from K-12.  The programs are offered for free to under-served groups (at-risk, foster, special needs, developmental challenges, GLBT, etc.) All other groups are asked to give a suggested donation depending upon the size and ages of the group attending.

ur group tours are perfect for:

  • School groups
  • Church Youth Groups
  • 4-H
  • Scouts
  • Friends outings
  • Mom & Me events (ages 4 and up)

Contact Mary at to discuss your group and specific needs.