We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is working toward building a ranch in the mountains of Utah, 

where we can empower teenagers to be mentally tough, confident, and resilient.

We will offer leadership camps all summer and a school suspension alternative during the school year for Utah schools

and we hope to be open in the summer of 2020.

We challenge young humans to have leadership experiences they have never had, doing hard things they didn't know they could do,

with people they didn't know could care about them. 


The Ivy Foundation Promise

We believe in firm consequences and limits for kids that are getting suspended from school, we also believe that discipline can be done in a positive, loving, non-shaming way. Every camp, workshop, community event, mentoring model, humanitarian trip, retreat, and long-term stay is designed to invest in the character of these young humans. We promise to not see the masks they wear or the bad behavior first, we see the human being first. We promise to always remember that there are only bad choices, no bad kids.  

We can't do our work without the generous support from the community. When you donate, feel confident that 100% of your generosity is being used to benefit our kids.

We always have exciting, fulfilling, and FUN volunteer opportunities! Hang out with us and get your hands dirty ...seriously- we will spend a lot of time getting dirty on the ranch and it's awesome!

At-risk teens need love, support, and education. Our mission is to fight for and invest in the kids who are falling through the cracks of society. They need us. They also need socks, shoes, coats, gloves, and toilet paper. Help us by gathering supplies.

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