Words of Encouragement
One of the greatest challenges I see here at Crossroads Ranch as we receive nearly 300 children each year, is how most of them have a very low self image. As we teach children to believe in themselves and to pursue their dreams no matter how big, we are challenged with their mind set that they do not believe they can. Many of the children are living in poverty with gangs, drugs and alcohol or have parents in prison. Sometimes just a kind word of encouragement can cause them to gain fresh dignity and realize they are a product of how they think. Teach a child how to think and let them know someone cares, and they will make an unstoppable adult that can change the world.