Rite of Passage Ranch
There is a fatherless crisis in America.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 19.5 million children, 1 in 4, live without a biological, step, or adoptive father in the home. Nearly all social ills facing America today are the result of fatherless homes. The results of fatherlessness in America is heart breaking...
85% of youth who are currently in prison grew up in a fatherless home.
7 out of every 10 youth that are housed in state-operated correctional facilities, including detention and residential treatment, come from a fatherless home.
39% of students in the United States, from the first grade to their senior year of high school, do not have a father at home.
Children without a father are 4 times more likely to be living in poverty than children with a father.
Children from fatherless homes are twice as likely to drop out from school before graduating than children who have a father in their lives.
Children who live in a single-parent home are more than 2 times more likely to commit suicide than children in a two-parent home.
Only 68% of children will spend their entire childhood with an intact family.
Rite of Passage Ranch is a working cow ranch in Alabama that takes fatherless boys on hunting, fishing, backpacking and cow working trips. Our mission is to share the Gospel of Jesus with them and disciple them in a relationship with Jesus.
Through hard work, biblical teaching and strong male mentorship we can give young them the spiritual, physical and mental tools to grow up into the men of God they are called to be.
Rite of Passage Ranch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry providing fatherless boys unique opportunities to challenge and lead them through a rite of passage into manhood.