An Average Week

Monday - Friday

6:00 - 8:00 AM Wake up, get ready for days events, eat breakfast and either get on the bus for school or head back to the Ranch for the Alternative Learning Center

8:00 - 3:15 PM Students are either attending the public school or are working at the ranch. The ranch boys are doing online school work and ranch chores. The day is split into education, program growth work, and ranch chores. The education program consists of both online and hard copy work. Program work encompasses the 12-step model, group discussions, the natural consequences concept, and in some cases counseling. Chores include but are not limited to; chopping wood, taking care of the chickens, ranch pickup, community service, etc…

3:15 - 4:15 PM Student’s work at a no-kill animal shelter (TRACS) on Monday and Tuesday. They walk dogs, clean pens, and build/fix fence. Other students may be attending high school extracurricular activities/practices.

4:15 - 6:30 PM On certain day’s students attend Judo lessons while others may focus on homework or step-work.

6:30 - 9:30 PM Extracurricular activities and check-ins.

9:30 Lights out...


Saturdays are very variable. They are primarily a work day around the ranch or local community service projects. Typical work days consist of small construction projects, cutting wood, fence repair, horse manure cleanup, weed pulling, shoveling snow, etc… Saturdays are also the day when the boys do most of their community service work. This includes helping people in the local community, visiting retirement homes, volunteering at the Sander County Coalition for Battered Families, TRACS projects, etc…

Saturdays also consist of school functions that the boys may attend (dances, sports, school plays, concerts, and others).


Sunday’s are based around personal growth.

Sunday morning the boys either attend a local non-denominational church or stay at the ranch and observe their own spiritual session. This can come in the form of meditation, readings, or morally driven assignments.

1:30 - 2:30 PM The boys attend a group meeting that is based uon virtues. Throughout the week they are given a virtue they may practice and on Sunday they explain what they learned or observed.

Throughout the Week

Boys also work on program assignments and 12-step related tasks.

Boys who have abused drugs or alcohol may also receive outside counseling. Counseling typically involves 2-sessions per week. This service is operated outside of MMYR and is billed entirely separate.

The boys may also earn opportunity to participate in Thompson Falls High School athletic programs. These can include Basketball, Wrestling, Cross Country and Track.